This mask represents my son, Douglas A. David, who carries the family name Up-yin-me-a. The name was last carried by my parental grandfather, who was a master canoe builder as was his father and grandfather.
The painted design on this mask was inspired by painted designs on our old canoe models and ceremonial paddles. The paddle heads crowning the top of the mask represents Nuu-chah-nulth canoe paddles, honouring canoe builders and pullers.
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
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3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
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