Original size is 3072 × 3072 pixels

Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Red cedar, acrylic paint, horsehair, feathers

39” x 24” x 10” including feathers


The element Wind is being portrayed in this mask. With a unique twist on the conventional colour palette of red, black, and white, artist Beau Dick has included beautiful mint green details around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Wind, like other weather conditions, is believed to be created by supernatural beings in Kwakwaka’wakw culture.