Spirit of Alder Mask

Alder, Catkins, Pine Cones, Root Nodules


The Gifts of Trees

Ray Dudley carved Spirit of Alder from an alder that fell on his property. Its roots and nodules, cones and catkins became the corona around the mask’s head, and its soft, easily workable wood became its face.
What Dudley did not use for the mask will serve as kindling through the fall and winter.

This mask was created especially for the June 2011 show, The Gifts of Trees.