ainted portrait of a woman wearing a Northwest Coast carved mask.

Mona Lisa Smile
Limited edition giclée

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.