Wednesday, February 21, 2024

 

Long ago, the people were starving so K·!ā’lamin went hunting mountain goats to feed the village. He met Merciful Bear & was taken to the underground village of the mountain goats. He was given a supernatural gift & became a great hunter. But there was one taboo, which he broke, & he was transformed into a mountain goat.

Mountain Goat Hunter mask

 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024


 

I like the way a mask looks when the carving is finished, just before it is painted. Sometimes I think just painting the eyes would be sufficient.

Mountain Goat Hunter mask, red cedar

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

 


 

 

The Hummingbird symbolizes healing and fortitude, and one of the more graceful Northwest Native designs.

Hummingbird necklace, gold, diamonds & abalone shell

 

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Monday, January 22, 2024


 

A Canadian museum contacted me about my work in their collection. Then I realized that they had the wrong title on my piece . For 30 years!
One Earth Four Races, limited edition print, 1991

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Monday, January 15, 2024


A lucky lady will be pleasantly surprised.

Hummingbird engagement ring with a princess cut diamond.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024


 

In ancient times, Made to be Hunter was caught in a storm while hunting seals, & he washed up in the Land of the Ghosts. The Bukwis, the Chief of the Ghosts, offered him delicious roast salmon, which was actually rotten wood, to trap him in the Land of the Ghosts forever. Despite his hunger, he resisted the Bukwis & was eventually rescued by his brothers.

Sea Hunter / Bukwis transformation mask

 

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024


 

The sea hunter washed up in the Land of the Ghosts. The Chief of the Ghosts, Bukwis, offered him delicious roast salmon, which was actually rotten wood, to trap him in the Land of the Ghosts forever.

Sea Hunter / Bukwis transformation mask, in progress

 

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