- Object Origin:
- Coast Salish
- Randy Stiglitz
- alder wood and red cedar
- 44 inches across the rays
- Archived Artwork
My Family Crest Hawkman Sun mask
Randy has created this fantastic Hawkman Sun mask by incorporating his family animal crests to symbolize the personal/family history that almost always surrounds the artwork of the first peoples of the Northwest Coast. This connection to family and community history is the central cog in the rich oral visual tradition that we can appreciate in today's stunning contemporary artwork as offered by the many accomplished First Nations artists. Randy's has created this outstanding Hawkman Sun masks with the bear, Eagles, Thunderbirds and Killerwhales.
Randy is widely regarded as an one of a handful of elite Coast Salish artists and his artwork is in the highest demand by top galleries throughtout North America. Randy has the unique ability to find the spirit within a raw block of alder and bring it to dramatic life, he says "each piece of wood whispers to me what it will become". Randy Stiglitz is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born of Salish and Cree descent on August 17, 1953. Through his interest in the Native arts, he moved to the Capilano Indian reservation at the age of seventeen. After spending five years there, he moved to Victoria, British Columbia where he worked under the direction of master carver Gene Brabant. He continues to explore the carving traditions of both Salish, Kwakiutl and Tlingit cultures. His work is widely shown at major galleries throughout North America and can be easily viewed online by doing a simple google search of his name. Randy was recently (May 2007) a featured artist at the "Sharing Myths" Art of the First Peoples of the Northwest Coast exhibit in Ohio.