Corley Mask

Artist: Dan L. Corley

Though his pieces have a very contemporary feel, Corley uses traditional methods. “I try to make them in the way they were made,” he said. Corley’s masks show the power and mystery of man’s connection with the earth, the spiritual strength of faith and the oneness of all things. “The sense of reverence and the language of mystery reflected in each original mask is the essence of their unique beauty.”

Corley’s masks are all unique, one-of-a-kind originals. He keeps track of the designs on his computer and is careful not to duplicate a combination of feathers, beads, leather or paint. His work has been recognized with awards at many competitions. Recently, one of his masks, Reflection, won the grand prize at the 2012 Trail of Tears Art Show. His work has received numerous other recognitions and is prized by collectors around the world. Immortals was purchased for the Oklahoma Judicial Center Collection.