Joe David Woodcarvings Analysis

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he woodcarvings by Joe David (figure 1 and 2), are an excellent example of the dimensional and intricate design of the Maori culture. David, born in Vancouver Island, his father was a great honorable Chief of the Clayoquot nation. This creative design is seen in all of the woodcarvings at the time, they were highly creative in the development of their art. These beautiful masks that David created using many elements learned from European art and ancestors with the influence of Nuu-chah-nulth style. As seen in the masks, David incorporates many spiritual aspects along tribal style; creating the warrior mask. These masks have contemporary elements with the balance of form, line and, distinct features in the faces. As the Metropolitan Museum

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