Hopi Made Spirit Mask by Richard Gorman
Four directions, friendship & lightning are among the symbols painted onto the face of this solid wood, hand carved mask. Beautiful feathers from many different birds adorn this piece. The earrings and shell medallion are carved from wood as well. A great new style for Richard whose combined Hopi/Navajo heritage brings symbolic meaning from both cultures to his work. The mask is signed by the artist.
Richard Gorman is not to be confused with late Navajo artist R.C. Gorman. This Richard Gorman identifies himself as Hopi & his work has been shown at various shows around the country such as the Pueblo Grande Museum, Heard Museum, Eitlejoge Museum, Native American Film Festival in San Francisco, CA, Kansas Indian Market , White Mountain Native American Art Festival and the Gallup Ceremonial. At several of these shows he won awards for both his paintings and katsina carvings.