HAMATSA TUNNEL BOOK (2010)

HAMATSA TUNNEL BOOK (2010) by Don Widmer
 
  • HAMATSA TUNNEL BOOK (2010) by Don Widmer
  • HAMATSA TUNNEL BOOK (2010) by Don Widmer
  • HAMATSA TUNNEL BOOK (2010) by Don Widmer
  • HAMATSA TUNNEL BOOK (2010) by Don Widmer
  • HAMATSA TUNNEL BOOK (2010) by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: Mixed Media

Title: HAMATSA TUNNEL BOOK (2010)

Description: The Hamatsa (cannibal) was a secret society among the Kwakiutl people of the Pacific Northwest coast. Part of its practice consisted of a dramatic performance with music, masks, and dancing. During the actual ceremony, initiates into the Hamatsa secret society (usually teenage boys) are taken by the cannibal spirit to reside in the woods for a specific period of time. The artist explores sound and movement in this book through text, image, and structure. 22 × 41 × 8 inches (expands to approximate depth of 45 inches) wood, metal, handmade flax, cotton, and sisal paper with pulp painting and watermarks, ink, linen thread, PVA; tunnel book, letterpressed, hand-sewn and cut. Includes accompanying pulp-painted marionette of cannibal bird spirit and sculpted flax paper hand rattles. Featured in Four Artist Books video: https://youtu.be/Y9Pep1MDHPw

Color: Multi

Medium: Wood and handmade paper

Dimensions: 41 inches wide, 22 inches tall, 45 inches as its depth

Shipping: $50.00

Price: $1700.00