Departed Åland sometime in the 10th century during the Little
Climactic Optimum, arrived on the southwestern shore of Nova Scotia in
the late 20th century, in search of certain secret and hermetic
knowledge to be found, according to ancient legend, only in a
particular Book, the only surviving copy of which was preserved by an
adept of the cult of
on that windswept and rocky shore.
The mask is made from a horse pelvis I found in the sand on
Sable Island .
It seemed immediately obvious that it was to be
worn and proved to be just my size as well. Later the
crown and fur were added. The crown is made from half a
steel fish net buoy with the forged barbs welded into bored holes.
Original photos by Peter Barss
Updated: Mon 25 Feb 2008