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Gordon Dick is Nuu Chah Nulth artist from the Tsheshaht First Nation on the West coast of Vancouver Island, where he grew up and still resides. At an early age his grandparents, Alan and Agnes Dick taught him the traditional teachings, stories and values of his heritage. It is from these family teachings that Gordon’s artistic vision has blossomed.
At the young and tender age of 15 years old Gordon began to develop and master his artistic skills. He has worked in various mediums including painting, drawing, ceramics and wood carving. Jewellery carving has become his particular passion and currently he creates beautiful works in gold, silver and traditional copper, often combining a variety of metals and/or precious stones within a piece. His original designs combine contemporary and traditional modes however, his attention to detail and sculpting provides additional dimension to each work.
Gordon Dick is a unique artist who creates wearable artworks of distinct styles which still retain the Northwest Coast traditional conceptions. His work may be found in both local and international collections. Gordon Dick continues to expand his artistic skills and visions into new mediums while preserving his culture for future generations.
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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