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Red Cedar wood, Cedar bark, Acrylic paint, Sea Salt
15 x 11 x 8.25"
Nuxalk / Nuu-chah-nulth Nations
Nuxalk / Nuu-chah-nulth Nations
Kelvin (Kelly) Robinson was born on May 18, 1981 in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He grew up in Bella Coola, BC. Descending from Nuxalk and Nuu-chah-nulth nations, Kelly was exposed to First Nations artwork. From an early age, he showed interest in learning and refining the art, specifically the unique from of the Nuxalkmc.
Under the guidance of his uncle Alvin Mack, an acclaimed Nuxalk artist, and his high school art teacher Charlene Kurtz, Kelly has developed his own techniques in the creation of two and three dimentional art forms. He has also had the pleasure of working under artists Dan Wallace, James McGuire and Corey Bulpitt.
Due to Kelly’s desire from artistic development and perfection, he enrolled at the Native Education Centre in Vancouver, where he is currently taking a course in First Nations jewelry carving. Immediately following the completion of this course, Kelly will be attending the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, where he will have the opportunity to work with renowned artist Dempsey Bob.
Norman Tait’s exceptional Sun Hawk Mask stems from his father’s clan, the Tlingit Nation ancestry, and primarily represents one of his father’s family crest figures. While this exquisite mask depicts elements of a human face, the additional features, such as the beak, allude to its supernatural connection. Constructed from Alder wood, the wood’s unique grain is a strong element within the design and is used to exemplify the mask’s delicate human-like structure. Furthermore, the addition of acrylic paint and the stark horsehair locks add life to this Humanized Supernatural-being.
This Welcome Figure portrait mask, based on a Nuu chah nulth mask from the 1850’s, would be danced during a ceremonial welcome song which belongs to the David family of the Tla-O-Qui-Aht clan. Smoked elk hide has been rigged to the back of the piece to hold it securely in place when being danced.
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