Mask depicting Frog Warrior by Mike Epp, Tsimshian Nation
Mask depicting Frog Warrior, 2016, Mike Epp, Tsimshian Nation, 9" high x 8.25" wide x 6.25" deep, alder, pigment.
Tsimshian artist Mike Epp was born in Metlakatla, near Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1962. In 2009, National Aboriginal Day in the Coast Tsimshian community of Metlakatla, marked the raising of the first totem pole by the First Nation in more than 160 years. For master carver, Mike Epp, carving the totem pole was an honour. A story teller using wood to communicate the traditional stories of his ancestors, Epp spent five months recreating a story once told to him by his uncle, an Hereditary Chief.