- Object Origin:
- Coast Salish
- Janice Morin
- alder wood with cedar bark adornment
- 13 x 9.5 x 6
- Archived Artwork
Powerful King of the Sea mask
Powerful and intense are seemingly the only words that can describe this outstanding Komokwa mask executed in the Southern Kwakiutl style. Janice's trademark is her ability to invoke intensity into each piece of art she carefully creates. As well, the artistic influence of her husband and partner is clearly evident.
Born in Merrit B.C. in 1952, of Salish/Cree parents. Janice and her family moved to Vancouver during teenage years and to her great fortune into the same native Co-op building as the legendary master carver Oppie Oppenheim. He quickly took her into apprenticeship after seeing her original designs and over the course of three years became adept at carving both wood and jewelry. Her artistic career gave way to her devotion of her two children for fifteen years. The second great artistic influence came into her life at this point in the person of her husband and internationally renowned Coast Salish artist Randy Stiglitz. Hand in hand their artist careers have flourished with each being a strong and steadying influence in the other.