This video is from a show we had in Seattle at the Stonington Gallery. It shows a sun mask by Vern Etzerza
The Sun mask is not a mask that is danced in the traditional sense. It is shown to the audience in monumental fashion, usually passing from one side of the dance floor to the other, theatrically representing the passing of the day. The Face of the mask is a Hawk that has flown too close to the sun and transforms into a human as it falls to earth.