Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick


Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick is a portrait of a Canadian art legend, Beau Dick. He was an enigmatic carver from a small remote village on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. Beau Dick's remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. Dick has an unprecedented ability to tap into the collective memory of his people and breathe new life into age old traditions. Maker of Monsters strives to unearth the factors that made Beau who he was - his deep connection to identity, family, and community, his struggle with addiction - and like a carver chipping away at a block of wood, his story brings truth and understanding out of the woodwork, Maker of Monsters illuminates a man whose art and life continue to transcend expectations and boundaries.

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