I, Zeb the Duck, visited the Denver Art Museum again. I like this museum. This mom and a friend took me to the Northwest Coast Art. This is on level 2 of the North Building. I saw this mask.
Beau Dick created it about 1955. It is made of wood, horse hair, paint, rope, and cedar bark. Then I looked a this mask, labeled Magic By the Firelight.
These are big masks. This Pair of House Posts, was created by Douglas Cranmer.
Douglas is from Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, British Columbia. Look a this. Chief Johny Scow, a Welcome Figure from around 1900 is made of cedar and metal.
This Welcome Figure originally stood at the mouth of Kingdom River in British Columbia. Once it held copper (a sign of wealth) in its up raised arms, signifying wealth and power of the artist’s clan. Button Blankets showed power. This one, made of cloth and buttons about 1925 is by Willie Seaweed.
This blanket showing two killer whales was worn by the artist, Willie Seaweed during a variety of dances. We also liked the other Button Blanket.
Here is a Bentwood Box by Larry Rosso.
I like it. This smaller Bentwood Box is by a Haida artist from the mid 1800s.
This is another really tall totem.
I, Zeb the Duck, look so small. Here is a suit of armor by Jimmy Otiyohok from about 1945.
This suit of armor is made of wars skin, seal skin and wood. Here is a photo of a mannequin showing the suit of armor is worn.
There are so many things here, you would really like it. There is something to capture the interest of every human.