Richard Hunt is a contemporary Kwakiutl artist who comes from a family of artists. His
grandfather taught his father, and his father taught Richard Hunt to create masks, rattles
and bowls in the Kwakiutl tradition. Hunt made this Transformation Mask using traditional
wood carving techniques and decorated the mask in the traditional colors of the Kwakiutl -
black, red and green. In 1991 Hunt became the first native artist to be awarded the Order
of British Columbia by the Canadian government. Hunt continues to carve wood in the Kwakiutl
tradition, dances at many Kwakiutl ceremonies, and plays golf, soccer and basketball.
Kwakiutl tribal web site: http://www.umista.org/main/