BLACK EAGLE

Warrior Spirit Masks ©



Black Eagle creates these visionary masks as a contemporary statement of his warrior art. They are rooted in the traditions of warriors all over the world. They have a feeling of lightheartedness, but they also can be serious, as reflected in their titles. They represent spirit figures, such as wise old warriors, medicine people, tricksters, or people of high status. Each warrior spirit mask is unique, guiding Black Eagle's hands and giving voice to itself in its own way. Five of Black Eagle's masks were included in an exhibition at the Nevada Art Museum in Reno entitled "The Way We Live: American Indian Art of the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada" from October 27, 2012 to March 3, 2013.

 

Enjoy the following original poem inspired by and gifted to Black Eagle by Liz Nason, 2009.


"He places two eagle feathers

Seamlessly together on a mask

He is making in silence

Believing the myths of his tribe

He lifts his hands to bring them alive

As the bush-tits fly above him."

"Grandson"

Liz Nason © 2009

 

 

 

Earth Spirit mask

"Earth Spirit" ©

approx. 44" W x 53" L x 7" D

 

 

 

 

Falling Waters mask

"Falling Waters" ©

approx. 35" W x 48" L x 5" D

 

 

 

 

Star Medicine mask

"Star Medicine" ©

approx. 23" W x 40" L x 8" D

 

 

 

 

Iron Bull mask

"Iron Bull" ©

approx. 34" W x 45" L x 14" D

 

 

 

Quiet Bear mask

"Quiet Bear" ©

approx. 25" W x 61" L x 3 1/2" D

 

 

 

Fierce Bear Medicine mask

"Fierce Bear Medicine" ©

approx. 24" W x 41" L x 7" D

 

 

 

Forest Spirit mask

"Forest Spirit" ©

approx. 25" W x 30" L x 3 1/2" D

 

 

 

River Spirit mask

"River Spirit" ©

approx. 25" W x 26" L x 4" D

 

 

 

 

Young Bull mask

"Young Bull" ©

approx. 26" W x 36" L x 12" D

 

 

 

Many Stars mask edit

"Many Stars" ©

approx. 24" W x 35" L x 3 1/2" D

 

 

Rainbow Weaver mask

"Rainbow Weaver" ©

approx. 30" W x 31" L x 6 1/2" D

 

 

 

Wind Warrior mask

"Wind Warrior" ©

approx. 25" W x 40" L x 4" D

 

 

 

Heavy Moon mask

"Heavy Moon" ©

approx. 26" W x 25" L x 4" D

 

 

Autumn Forest mask

"Autumn Forest" ©

approx. 25" W x 27" L x 3 1/2" D

 

 

 

Medicine Owl mask

"Medicine Owl" ©

approx. 18" W x 25 1/2" L x 3" D

 

 

 

Four Snows mask

"Four Snows" ©

approx. 21" W x 28" L x 4" D

 


Moon Watcher mask

"Moon Watcher" ©

approx. 25" W x 23" L x 3" D

 

 

 

Jungle Guardian mask

"Jungle Guardian" ©

approx. 22" W x 30" L x 3" D


 

 

Rainbow Winds mask

"Rainbow Winds" ©

approx. 23" W x 31" L x 3" D

 

 

 



Mad Cat mask

"Mad Cat" ©

approx. 20" W x 27" L x 3" D

 

 

Meadow Singer mask

"Meadow Singer" ©

approx. 15" W x 19" L x 2" D

 

 


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