Limited edition giclée
18″ x 27″
Mona Lisa Smile represents the exclusion of Northwest Coast art from the canon of “great art” in mainstream art history. It also speaks to the male gaze present in many famous paintings of women.
The mask is a land otter. Land otters would take the form of a beautiful woman and appear to unsuspecting men to steal them away.
© 2019 Alison Marks Tlingit Artist.