- Object Origin:
- Coast Salish
- Janice Morin
- alder wood and golden cedar bark braiding
- 10 x 8 x 9 inches
- Archived Artwork
Mosquito Man mask by Janice Morin is an excellent example of why she is considered a leading light for young artist, especially young women Native artists. This subtle yet haunting mask is a beautiful representation of the Mosquito man legend. Note the blood red end of the stinger.
Born in Merrit B.C. in 1952, of Salish/Cree parents. Janice and her family moved to Vancouver during teenage years and to her great fortune into the same native Co-op building as the legendary master carver Oppie Oppenheim. He quickly took her into apprenticeship after seeing her original designs and over the course of three years became adept at carving both wood and jewelry. Her artistic career gave way to her devotion of her two children for fifteen years. The second great artistic influence came into her life at this point in the person of her husband and internationally renowned Coast Salish artist Randy Stiglitz. Hand in hand their artist careers have flourished with each being a strong and steadying influence in the other.