Hawk Man MasketteWilfred Sampson (Gitxsan)
"At least ten hawk and falcon species live [on the Northwest Coast]. Their feathers are used to make ceremonial and decorative objects. Hawk is often associated with Sun, and is revered for its superior vision and skill in hunting. Hawk man and woman are transformation[al] beings...aside from their recurved, beak-like noses [they are] depicted with largely human[-like] features. (Shearar 2000: 40-41). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols
Medium: Acrylic paint on hand-carved red cedar, cedar bark
Dimensions: 6 1/4" x 3 5/8" x 3 1/2"
Location: Bill Reid Gallery Shop