No Big Deal
For most of Canada’s past, art has simply been a part of regular life. Susanna Moodie found time in the busy life of an early Ontario settler to capture the beauty around her, like these wild roses. The owl mask on the right was created by Gilbert Dawson, a Kwagiulth carver from Vancouver Island. Masks representing spirits, animals and people have been used in Kwakwaka’wakw dances and ceremonies for thousands of years.