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Spirit Faces: Contemporary Masks of the Northwest Coast
by Gary Wyatt
Spirit Faces presents an outstanding collection of 75 masks by 23 contemporary Native American artists. These breathtakingly beautiful and powerful masks, all illustrated in color, depict creatures such as Eagle or Killer Whale, natural elements and forces such as Moon or Weather, humans, and supernatural beings such as Thunderbird or the Chief of the Undersea.
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Paperback, 135 pages
Published August 21st 2006 by Douglas & McIntyre
(first published October 24th 1994)
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I have the 1995 first American edition. Since I first looked at Native masks in the 1970's at The Canadian Embassy in London (and got hooked on Demsey Bob), I have been fascinated with the masking traditions of The Northwest Coast First people. This has masks by the legendary Freda Diesling, Beau Dick, Robert Davidson, Demsey Bob (drool), et al. masks I have seen but never could afford. Set the tone of my education.