Beau Dick

Beau Dick is a Canadian Northwest Coast Native artist and Namgis chief of Kwakwaka’wakw descent, whose potlatch ceremony Steve Calvert documented in 2012. Inspired the Idle No More protest movement he has recently undertaken two copper breaking ceremonies on the steps of the BC Legislature in Victoria and government buildings in Ottawa. He has recently been invited to participate at Documenta 14 in Athens next year.

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moo-gums-four-and-face-mask_800x807Above is Beau Dick’s  Moo Gums (Four and Face) Mask made in 2012. Beau describes the legend behind the mask here.

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