Hummingbird PaddleRoss Henderson (Kwakwaka'wakw)
"The rufous Hummingbird is the most common species in the region, and in some areas these tiny, active, well-loved birds are year-round inhabitants. Hummingbirds [are said to] nest in the unruly hair of Dzunuk'wa the [Kwakwaka'wakw] Wild Woman of the Woods, and fly around her as she walk through the forest... Model paddles, as well as representations of paddles, frequently appear in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art...People use paddles as flags and signals in some ceremonial contexts" (Shearar 2000: 58). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols
Medium: Hand-carved red cedar & acrylic
Dimensions: 24" x 6" x 1"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)