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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In the height of summer...
I'm enjoying the heat, and when it rains, I'll enjoy that too. There's no sense in complaining about it being too hot, I know that soon enough there will be cold weather to complain about, so I have decided to accept and enjoy our weather!

Every day of the week I have been going to the K'san carving shed and working on two masks. K'san being the historical village/museum site near Hazelton, BC. I have the opportunity to work with Phil Janze, who is the lead carver in this mask project. There are four other carvers (me being one of them) who have been selected to create two Gitxsan masks for a future exhibit, and will be part of the permanent collection for K'san.

One of the highlights of working at K'san again is seeing the visitors and tourists who are generally pleased and happy to be seeing carvers on site! So a big hello to everyone who has stopped in, we love the positive energy you brought with you.

I am really happy with the portrait mask that I have chosen to do. With the chief's (and family's) permission I have used the frog woman's (Haawx) story as inspiration for this woman's portrait. I have taken the liberty of assuming that the woman is a very beautiful, striking woman, (hence the kidnapping of her), and also applied full, luscious lips for the purpose of carving a frog design on her bottom lip. The idea I will be implementing is that this will be a foreshadowing of the events that will soon take over this woman's life.

I hope to be posting photos of this project within a week or two.
27 jul 10 @ 9:12 pm          Comments

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Summer 2008

completed year 2 at the Freda Diesing NWCC program.

Northern Exposure II at the Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Four large standing panels, Stained Glass, commissioned by John Carlo Felicella for Culinary Team Canada for the 2008 Culinary Oplympics

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