Bear Mask

This sculpture is 12H"x14.5W"x3"D

The Bear Clan people are the protectors. They are also the caretakers of Mother Earth's medicines. The Bear has many of the same qualities of man. The Bear Clan is known as the Medicine People. Iroquois people have passed on stories for generations about how the Bear Clan people came to receive the gift of medicine from an elder woman who had knowledge of healing with the medicines from the Mother Earth.The Oneida People (Iroquois) have always been mask makers. Not only was the mask powerful to the wearer, but it was powerful to all in its presence. The False Face Society (our healers) wear masks that are kept secret from the public. My copper masks are created to tell traditional stories with their patterns and shapes.