Saturday, October 26, 2013

Haida mask - by Mariah

This week we went to Angie’s for an art class. It was a lot of fun. We made some masks and my mask is a First Nations mask. It is the raven, half sun. It is a Haida First Nations mask. I chose the Haida mask because Angie had a few Haida books because her husband is Haida. And I thought the raven and the sun were cool. I felt quite excited and joyful and I also felt questionable – in case it wasn’t going to turn out. It was nice problem solving with an adult because Angie knows a lot of math (we used a lot of math to figure out what measure I needed to make it round and perfect) and she knows a lot about art. I am most proud about how much work I put into it and how much I love first nations art – I like when they say it’s amazing : )

5 comments:

jomadill said...

Wow, Mariah! Where are you going to put all these masterpieces you are creating??? I love the unexpected size and shape of your mask, the intense Haida colours, and the special 3D effect of the raven's beak. It must be so rewarding to feel so inspired! Beautiful work!

Jo said...

So cool Mariah! That can be a bit scary not knowing if it's going to work out or not, but look how exciting it is when it does - what a beautiful piece of art you can be proud of.

JeffDaMan25 said...

I'm so glad to have seen this in person! It was pretty cool. I would have probably been questionable at the start too, but it seems to have come together nicely. great job!

Paula said...

That IS amazing! You must have put a lot of work into it... It looks so cool! I love that it can actually be worn or used as decoration on the wall... I would love to see you with a big red cloak on and that mask. You would look ready for some kind of ceremony! Great job Mariah!

DonnaK said...

It truly is a piece of ART Mariah...well done! You have created some amazing pieces....and I love how you get to display them on the walls of your home...a nice way to celebrate all that you do! Thanks for sharing how this went for you.