Thunder Panel (Thunderbird)

Thunder Panel (Thunderbird)

Jazmine Mccrimmon Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw)
Regular price CAD $400.00

“Thunder's mythical origins vary. Many stories describe the case of thunder, and many supernatural creatures have "thundering" habits. The flapping of the great wings of Thunderbird, for example, is one source of thunder ... Thunderbird is a giant supernatural bird named for his habit of causing thunder and lightning. Beneath his wings he carries lighting snakes, which are his weapons. Thunder rolls from the flap of his wings and lighting flashes when he blinks his great eyes or throws the lightning snakes" (Shearar 2000: 104-105). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Material: Acrylic on sand-carved red cedar

Dimensions: 12” (diameter) x 1 ¾”

Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)