Killer Whale mask by Leonard Scow height-17.5" width-12" copper teeth abalone eye's red cedar with cedar bark (Kwakwakawakw).
Leonard Alexander Scow is a Northwest Coast Native Artist, born in Alert Bay in 1962, of Kwicksutaineuk/Ah/Kwaw/Ah/Mish heritage. Starting his carving career in Alert Bay under the tutelage of Wayne Alfred, Shawn Carps, Don Swanvick, and Vince Shawnessey, Leonard found his passion and has been carving for over 23 years. He carves masks, totem poles, and canoes. Len's mother's grandfather was the famed carver Mungo Martin. Family crests include the Thunderbird, Dzunukwa, Bear, Sisuitl. The aspect that brings Leonard's artwork to a higher level is his meticulous attention to detail, not cutting any corners and putting all of his love and passion into each one of his creations. His work shows the bright colours and ovoid shapes of the Kwaguth tradition. His preferred medium is red cedar, adorned with abalone, feathers and cedar bark.