Mask of International Commerce
David Neel is a Northwest Coast Native multi-media artist. He is a fifth generation Kwakiutl (Kwakwak'awakw) artist whose predecessors include: Ellen Neel, Mungo Martin and Charlie James. He apprenticed with traditional Kwakiutl master carvers from Alert Bay, in addition to studying the works of Haida, Tsimshian, Tlingit and Salish artists in numerous museum collections internationally. As a Native American artist he works in jewelry engraving, wood carving and canvas painting; and his works in in numerous public collections.
This mask depicts international corporations, which today have the power and budgets of small countries. They influence government and have a major influence on all our lives. Never before have private companies and individuals who run them held such power.
Traditionally Northwest Coast Native masks have been used to portray tribal history. I take this tradition a step further, to depict contemporary situations that affect our society.
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Cedar wood. Gold. Sterling Silver. Cedar Bark. Opercullum Shell. International Currency
30" x 11" x 6.5"