The Native cosmology was expressed through
Ceremonial Spirit Masks
of the 19th century.
Shaman and Dancers used them to act out
LIFE and DEATH EVENTS:
Masks of the 19th century exhibited
the widest imaginative vistas of native art
which reached its highest degree
of artistic achievement..
After 1900, masks were disappeariing as a living force
in the daily native cultures.
David Hendren has carvered replicas
of many of the Spirit Mask of the19th century.
The original masks displayed in museums
and private collections around the world
are captured through in the carvings of David Hendren.