Komokwa Summer Sun Mask
Randy Stiglitz

Komokwa Summer Sun mask
Randy has created this fantastic Komokwa Sun mask by incorporating each of the animals that live in Komokwa's house. They are Komokwa on the top ray, male and female Sea Ravens on the next highest rays, Sea Bears on the middle rays and Killerwhales on the bottom. The Hawk face of the mask is surround by the mythical Sisuitl. This mask represents a summer sun by virtue of its seven rays, a winter sun is represented by five rays. This mask is deeply carved and highly detailed in its painting.

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.

Komokwa Summer Sun Mask
Komokwa Summer Sun Mask
Object Origin:
Coast Salish
Randy Stiglitz
alder wood, yellow cedar
46 inches across the rays
Archived Artwork
$5000 USD (SOLD)