Matthew James

Warrior Mask

13" H x 9" W x 8" D

Offered is an authentic portrait Warrior Mask by renowned Cape Mudge Artist Matthew James. Matt was born in 1963 in Cape Mudge, near Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. This area is representative of the Kwagiulth Nation, a tribe that inhabits the southern coast of British Columbia.

Matthew has apprenticed under master carver, Dwayne Simeon who is also a member of the same nation that specializes in mask and jewellry carving. Matthew's style reflects traditional Kwagiulth motifs and execution. His attention to detail has made his pieces collectible by locals and tourists alike. Matthew is one of many Northwest Coast artists who is preserving the traditions of his ancestors through his artwork.

Matthew is presently living in Vancouver and carving full-time with Deon Louie & Chris Van Edig. This large handcrafted mask was created from old growth Red Cedar with cedar bark hair and painted in the traditional manner.

Gallery Price: $750.00


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