IHKATUWIN (One Who Defends Our Traditions)

Justin Sappier,
Island View, NB

Size

23" x 12"

Medium

Traditional Woodcarving, Butternut

IHKATUWIN is a traditionally carved wooden mask. This piece of butternut wood was shaped without the use of power tools, all work being done with chisels, a mallet, and sanded to 7,000 grit by hand. Finished with linseed oil, this piece features an adornment of sinew and crow feathers.

IHKATUWIN (One Who Defends Our Traditions)

Justin Sappier,
Island View, NB

About the artist
About the artist

Justin Sappier
Island View, NB

Justin Sappier, a Peskotomuhkati-Wolastoqeyik (Passamaquoddy-Maliseet), currently lives in Island View, New Brunswick, Canada. He uses his Aboriginal art, especially traditional woodcarving, to educate the public on Wabanaki (East Coast) First Nations culture. Raised in the Peskotomuhka/Wolastoqeyik territory, Justin works to bring awareness to the issues presently facing indigenous groups on the East Coast, striving to bring pride and proper recognition.

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