Bumblebee Mask

by Skip Saunders

Red Cedar, paint, polar bear fur (11”x9”x8”)


Bumblebee – The bee is one of the few insects to appear in the art. Althought not often depicted, Bee does appear, especially in an amusing mask that emphasizes its pain-inflicting capability. Bees…performed as interludes in more serious ceremonies, ‘stinging’ people by touching them with the sharp barbs on their masks