Spirits approach the Mother Being

This mask teaches us of our responsibilities to our children to create a solid foundation for the future of humanity. This mask would be for anyone who sees the cycle of life as a continuous journey.

This is a challenge piece (challenged by my aunt Marty to make a piece out of this driftwood). Contemporary Yup'ik Spirit mask. "Ullagait Anateng" (they 'spirits' approach the Mother Being) mask is made of cedar driftwood, porcelain, handmade glass beads (by the artist), and wild turkey feathers

This piece was on display at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, the Santa Fe Indian Art Market, a solo Art Museum Exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon, and at the 1st annual Indian Art Market at the Portland Art Museum. This challenge mask inspired by my Aunt Marty. This piece is now available with its two awards.

Dimensions: 32" width x 66" height x 10" depth.

Yup'ik Value:

    Elitnaurluki, tegumiaqluki umyuaqegcitekluki-llu Yupiit piciryarait
    The Yup'ik way of life is to be taught with pride

Source and copyright ©: Phillip John Charette