- Object Origin:
- Coast Salish
- Randy Stiglitz
- alder wood, horse hair
- 16 x 11 x 8
- Archived Artwork
Large hand carved Tlingit legend mask
Randy shows his great depth of talent and knowlekge of traditional legends with this absolutely stunnning alder wood mask. I was fortunate enough to watch him hand craft this mask from a block of wood to its present form, an incredable process.
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.