This story mask is made of recycled glass and is a replica of one carved by west coast artist Mark Garfield. The mask tells the traditional Pacific Northwest legend of Tsonokwa, the wild woman of the woods. It is said that if children foolishly wander into the forest, Tsonokwa will capture them and eat them. Fortunately, she is not considered to be very bright, and usually the children are able to outsmart her and escape.
Approximate size 14.5 x 11 x 6 cm. Has wire on the back for hanging.
Made in Canada.
Mark Garfield was born and raised on the West Coast of British Columbia. He developed an interest in carving at an early age copying totem poles and masks that inspired him throughout his youth. Mark’s work reflects a contemporary approach to traditional northwest coast art influences which have shaped his carving style. His work is held in private and corporate collections around the world.