My Brother Reanimated Mask

Original size is 667 × 444 pixels

Phil Gray (Tsimshian)

Red cedar and cedar bark rope

15″ x 12″ x 11″


Phil Gray was inspired by a Great Deluge story about two brothers who go into a lake to get supernatural powers. During this adventure the brothers suffered many hardships and one of the brothers dies. The other, who has been left behind, obtains the ability to restore life from the supernatural creatures in the lake. He uses these powers to restore his brother to life. In this mask Gray captures the moment when one brother is reanimated by the new supernatural forces of the other.