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.