Sager is a gourd mask
artist and every mask is original. Jane's
art is completely
different and very unique.
Juried Gourd Show held at Casa Grande Arizona Hal's
Swept the event with 3
Ribbons: First Place, Arizona Gourd Society Choice and Best of
Each mask starts with a gourd and can include
carving, burning, jewelry, bead work, horse hair, fur, horns,
antlers, bone art, feathers and other items that fit
with the mask being created. Each mask is hand painted
or stained and sealed for durability
and long life.
The designs are accomplished by using the
experience of Hal's travels in the Northwest and
Southwest of the United Sates as well as Alaska,
Hawaii, Mexico, Spain, Canada, South America and Africa.
Typically, masks are created for the customer on
commission and can be delivered in thirty days.
Occasionally existing masks are available and can be
viewed by photo or e-mail. Like other forms of art, the
mask should enhance the home and be appreciated by the
owner. If itıs not working, it can be returned within
thirty days for a refund or another mask.
Prices range from
$350 to $900 for dramatic wall
masks. If these masks were available through
retail galleries, prices would be doubled or more.
Hal's main studio is in Marana,
spends summers in McCall, Idaho and the Northwest.