Stustun Transforming

Artist John Marston


Coast Salish
Yellow Cedar
on base: 15.25" x 10" x 6", mask alone: 8.5" x 7.5" x 5"

Falling to the earth as a bird and then transforming to human, Stustun was the second to be placed here and was Syalutsas first companion, who was quick to share the teachings of the land and water rituals. The colour of blue is a reference to the journeys he would take in the ritual of bathing in streams and lakes that would teach him of the spiritual strength he would gain. In this mask Stustun has begun to shed his feathers and become human.


Appeared in:

7. Stustun Transforming, The Sky Opened: Salish Origins - John Marston solo exhibition