Posts Tagged ‘wayne alfred’

Artist of the moment………..Rupert Scow

 

Rupert Scow was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada in the year 1957. Scow comes from a family tree full of artists including Mungo Martin. Scow represents the Kwakwaka’wakw of the First Nations Tribes.

The artist attended the Native Education College located Vancouver, British Columbia.

Scow works mainly as a carver of masks and totem poles. He has studied with many artists profiled here including Wayne Alfred.

What I enjoy most about this artist is his great use of color. Where as many masks seem to use the traditional black and red, Scows works stands out in a gallery with his great use of color and the unique and very expressive masks he produces. His characters have very individual expressions, its as if he has captured the spirit of someone rather than a likeness.

From the Museum of Anthropology a brief segment on the artist:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment……Marcus Alfred

MarcusĀ Alfred is the son of renowned Five Nations artist Wayne Alfred. Marcus Alfred was born in Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in the year 1981.

Vancouver Island is a premiere art location in the Northwest. Due to its somewhat isolated location, it retains a close grip to its history through the sharing of cultural values and traditions.

Many of the artists featured here work with traditional items that have been made by people for centuries. Some of these items include rattles, headdresses, and totem poles. Its great to see a modern take on centuries old motifs.

Marcus Alfred has produced jewelry, headdresses, masks, and totem poles. Marcus Alfred enjoys creating works for use in ceremonial activities. Alfred represents the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Be sure and check out my previous post on the artist’s father, Wayne Alfred. A wonderful carver!

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Artist of the moment……Wayne Alfred

Wayne Alfred was born in Alert Bay which is located on Vancouver Island, Canada in the year 1958. Alfred is renown for his carvings of masks. Wayne Alfred represents the Kwakwaka’wakw tribe of First Nations of Canada.

The artist has seven siblings.

Moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1986 when he was commissioned to help carve a large totem pole for Stanley Park. For those of you who haven’t visited Vancouver, Stanley Park is the second largest public park in North America behind Central Park located in New York City. This commission was completed with the help of artist Beau Dick.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $10,000. Alfred produces carvings and also jewelry.

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