- Object Origin:
- Harold Alfred
- hand etched and pounded copper
- 17.5 diameter x 2.25 deep
- Bentwood Boxes & Sculptures
- $375USD (SOLD)
Contemporary Copper Sun Mask Bowl
This stunning and large centerpiece copper bowl was hand etched by senior Kwakiutl artist and mentor Harold Alfred. Harold depicts here in vivid detail one of his favourite motifs the Kwakiutl Sun, brilliantly interpreted with great detail in a copper medium. This gorgeous bowl is ready to be displayed as centerpiece on a table or wall mounted. Harold has signed the back of this lovely one of a kind bowl.
Cultural Group: Kwakwaka'wakw
Born: September 13, 1953
Birthplace: Alert Bay, B.C.
Harold has been influenced by Tony Hunt, Oscar Matilpi, Doug Cranmer and John Livingston. His interest in Kwakwaka'wakw art and culture began at an early age, and he completed the 'Indian Arts and Crafts Ethnology Course' under Peter McNair at the B.C. Provincial Museum in the early 1970s. Harold was one of the wood carvers who participated in the restoration of the mortuary poles within Alert Bay throughout the 1970s. After establishing himself as a wood carver, Harold turned to silver and began creating jewellery. He is well known for his pendants, cuff bracelets and earrings in sterling silver, and many of his pieces contain unique cut-outs as well. Since the early 1980s, Harold has taught numerous classes in design, carving and jewellery making in Nanaimo, B.C. In 2005, Harold was featured in the 'Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2' exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. He holds Sisiutl, Sun and Thunderbird as his family crests.