Friday, May 21, 2010

Native Masks

Masks fascinate me. Native masks cut to the chase. They can terrify you, or present images from their pantheon of gods and legends or they can make you laugh. White euro culture isn't much into masks - other then for costume parties or Halloween. But then again in our society we are much more urbane. We wear our masks every day and change them depending on the circumstance.

Check this one out by it was made by native artist Beau Dick, 'Kwakwaka'wakw' a first nation artist from BC. And it was photographed by Rolf Hickson. It can be seen along with other masks on Rolf's site. Please click here.

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