Alder, Pigments, Brass Tacks

This maskette is of a marmot peering from its hole in the ground. In ancient times, a marmot is said to have accompanied a group of people on their migration from the Alaskan interior towards the coast and was taken as a crest by them. The brass tack decoration around the marmot’s head is the lichen on the rocks near its den.
-Scott Jensen