Welcome to the Woodworking section of the Lee Coleman Collection.
Woodworking: Greene and Greene Rocker
This is a piece inspired by a dance mask of the Kwakwakawakw’ (Kwakiutl) tribe of Southeast Alaska.
A ceramic figure, solid rather than a vessel, from the Nazca of the South Coast of Pero, pre-Incan.
A wooden mask from the Chancay of coastal Peru, pre-Incan.
A wooden mask of a Tengu, a benevolent mountain spirit of Japan, one who helps the traveler find his way. Don’t we all need such friends?
Hannya mask, wood and lacquer, used in Japanese traditional theatre, representing simultaneously a woman’s sorrow and resentment over her situation.