Portrait Mask of Child by Joshua Prescott Shaw, Cree
Portrait Mask of Child, 2014 by Joshua Prescott Shaw, Cree
red cedar, abalone inlay, horse hair, pigment 7" high (17" high with hair) x 5.5" wide
Joshua Prescott Shaw is a Cree and adopted Nuu-chah-nulth artist born in Victoria, BC in 1982. Joshua's known for his fine woodworking, detailed carving and painting. In addition to his artistic practice, Joshua is involved with the Nuu-chah-nulth Cultural Society, an organization working to revitalize the Nuu-chah-nulth language, and is also the speaker for a local Chief. His Nučan̓uł name is t̓aqumsʔaqƛ. He lives and works in Port Alberni on the west coast of Vancouver Island.