Owl PaddleRoss Henderson (Kwakwaka'wakw)
"As in other cultures, Northwest Coast people believe that Owl has great powers of wisdom, foreknowledge and perception... For many Kwakwaka'wakw, Owl symbolizes...ancestor spirits...[They] are identified by large, round eyes; a very short, hooked beak which comes to a V; and pointed ears, which may be prominent to emphasize acute hearing" (Shearar 2000: 80). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols
Medium: Hand-carved yellow cedar & acrylic
Dimensions: 24" x 6" x 1"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)