Leaping Salmon Man, Bronze Mask by Terresa White, Yup'ik
Leaping Salmon Man Mask
by Terresa White, Yup'ik
Bronze with unique patina, edition of 25
10" x 8" x 3"
"I sculpted "Leaping Salmon and Man" and my other bronze mask "Laughing Duck and Woman" simultaneously. They are two separate pieces, but they have the feeling of a pair. In both, I wanted to express calm ebullience, synergy between action and stillness, harmony between animal and human persons." - Terresa White
I am Yup’ik Eskimo and French Canadian. My grandmother’s family name is Clara Konig. Her mother, Helen Akfakorak Konig, was born in the Kuskokwim River region near what is today the Alaskan village of Bethel.