Yup-ee

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Yup-ee frontYup-ee frontYup-ee sideYup-ee sideThis Mask is inspired by the Yup-ik Native American Shaman Masks. The Eagle, made from steel is on the top with Trout fish made from copper are on each side of the Eagle. The hands for communicating with the Grandfathers are fashioned from steel. At the bottom are pieces of native UP Michigan copper and Native UP Michigan iron. The Face is made using Native UP Michigan White Pine with the eyes , nose and mouth made using native UP Michigan Maple knots. The ring surrounding the mask, and brackets holding the symbols are made from mild steel.

   franK


Rich Waugh's picture

Great house totem, Frank!

Great house totem, Frank!


Frank Castiglione's picture

Thank You

Hi Rich,
Thank you.
franK


moose's picture

Nice work as usual Frank. I

Nice work as usual Frank. I love the use of forks for the hands. Another idea in the I will steel this folder!!

Tim
metalcraft by moose
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Frank Castiglione's picture

Good Idea Tim

Hi Tim,
Thanks. You won't be stealing the fork idea, which is good by the way. I shaped the hands from sheet. The sculpture is pretty big and forks would be too small. However wooden ones might be just the correct size.The Yup-ik masks generally had wooden hands too.
franK


tempest's picture

frank i really like this

frank i really like this thing you made - it just looks right! :) nice one. love the hands and how you placed them.


Frank Castiglione's picture

Thank You

Hi Tempest,
Thank you.I think the copper and iron pieces are too small, but I had WAY too much time in this project to make any changes.
franK


tempest's picture

yeah i know That feeling!

yeah i know That feeling! sometimes youve got to just stop havnt you? i like the scale, big would be cool too, you could see the detail more clearly, but they dont overwhelm the face as they are, and they look like the kind of things some kid might have dug up put of the earth. which is a good thing :)