Nuu Chah Nulth First Nation ''First Man'' Mask
Rylan Amos ''First Man'' Mask Carving
NOS Beautiful, original signed approx. 9 inch long by 6 1/2 inch wide by 4 inch deep ''First Man'' red cedar carving with Rylan's depiction in the style of the West Coast Nuu-Chah-Nulth first nations. This stunning masterful piece can be used for ceremonial purposes and makes for a great showpiece.
Rylan Amos is a Nuu chah nuilth artist born in Victoria, British Columbia on Oct 13th 1977. He began carving when he was 10 years old, learning from his father Pat Amos. Since his 22nd birthday he has apprenticed with his grandfather, Tim Paul, where he is learning to carve totem poles, canoes and other sculptural work in wood. His work is in traditional Nuchanuilth style, basing each mask on the old hereditary stories.
Rylan demonstrated his carving technique at The Heard Museum Indian Market in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
He lives in Port Alberni, B.C.