Box - Fan shaped box with Bronze Moon center
Fan box with Bronze Moon
Designer Mark Garfield
approx. 6" x 3" x 1" (15.24 cm x 7.62 cm wide x 2.54 cm)
This recycled glass box, in a fan shape with a bronze moon mask was created by west coast artist Mark Garfield. Born and raised on the West Coast of British Columbia, he developed an interest in carving at an early age copying totem poles and masks that inspired him throughout his youth. Mark's work reflects a contemporary approach to traditional northwest coast art influences which have shaped his carving style. His work is held in private and corporate collections around the world.
Significance of the Moon in First Nations Mythology: Dreamer, calm spirit. The design is usually recognized by a face with no teeth . (Source:Bill Helin)