More Works By Dale Dunning Bronze 1984
18 × 6 × 5 in 45.72 × 15.24 × 12.7 cm

About Ebo

This powerful and haunting life-sized mask by Dale Dunning is cast in bronze and sits on its own pedestal. Dunning uses the head as a metaphor for the human experience. This mask, imprinted with a pattern of dotted lines appears to resemble a Nigerian Igbo mask traditionally created to honour female ancestors. This is number three in an edition of 7, signed by the artist..

“The thing I like about the head is it sort of encompasses what we are. We live in our heads…I use the head as a container to suggest what’s percolating underneath.”
Dale Dunning

He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. While earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Mt. Alison University, Dunning studied under Lawren P. Harris (son of Group of Seven member Lawren S. Harris) and George Tiessen. Dunning has exhibited across Canada and his work is held in private, corporate and public collections including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, McIntosh Gallery at Western University, Carleton University Art Collection, and the National Library of Canada.