Raven Finned Killer Whale Mask by Tony Gulbrandsen, Tsimshian
Raven Finned Killer Whale Mask, c. 2000 by Tony Gulbrandsen, Tsimshian First Nation red cedar, cedar bark, mask 35” high x 18” wide x 6” deep
In 1962, Tony Gulbrandsen was born in Port Simpson, above Prince Rupert, British Columbia. He's a member of the Tsimshian nation and takes the Killer Whale as his family crest.
Tony began carving in 1986 under Randy Ackity and has shown amazing progress as every year passes. Tony, like many Northwest Coast artists, is versed in all Native styles but prefers Kwagiulth for its dramatic possibilities.