- Object Origin:
- Janice Morin
- alder wood, cedar bark braiding
- 11.5 x 8.5 x 8 inches
- Archived Artwork
Salish Eagle Clan mask
Janice continues to amaze with interpretations of inter-relationship between traditional legends and family crests. With this stunning mask she utilizes a white wash as a backdrop to represent eagle down (eagle down represents peace traditionally), while incorporating a two female characters with Killerwhale headdresses atop the mask.
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.