Like a child towards its Mother, this mask conveys the bond and interdependency of life towards the moon’s influence.
From the dawn of time, the moon tl’etuze had always danced with the water and like children we gaze in awe.
The moonlight c’eldzin in its subtle guidance, controls the tidal stages of life.
Her orbit is like a dancing circle; rising and falling upon the oceans and rivers.
This mask also portrays bewilderment as it gazes upon her reflection; reminding her of her loneliness.
The reflection was forever present.
“Tranquility and serenity envelopes”
Stephanie Anderson is from the Laksilyu clan, Small Frog. Her house is Kwen Beegh Yex, “House beside the fire”. Her family is from Witset, British Columbia, part of the Wet’suwet’en nation. Maternally she is Wet’suwet’en and her grandmother is Violet Gellenbeck. She currently lives in Terrace, British Columbia located on the Skeena River and traditional Tsimshian territory. In 2009 she enrolled at Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, completing her Fine Arts Diploma in 2011. She has exhibited artwork across British Columbia including Vancouver, Terrace, and Kitimat. She received the 2011 YVR Youth Scholarship which involved her artwork on display for a year at YVR.
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