Frog and Mosquito Shaman Mask
Randy Stiglitz

Mythic Frog Shaman Mask
A mesmerizing rendition of this mythic legend by master artist Randy Stiglitz. Randy has incorporated all of the mask to invoke the transformation of the frog along with its friend the Mosquito from its human form (see upside down photo). This outstanding mask is all hand knife finished

Randy Stiglitz
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.

Frog and Mosquito Shaman Mask
Frog and Mosquito Shaman Mask
Object Origin:
Coast Salish
Randy Stiglitz
alder wood, golden cedar bark braiding
12 x 9 x 6 inches
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