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Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Red cedar, acrylic paint, horse hair, sheep skin, copper and quartz

31″ x 20″ x 14″


Kolus is the name given to baby Thunderbird. Thunderbird is a supernatural bird large enough to hunt Killer Whales. The beating of the Thunderbirds wings make a sound as powerful as thunder, hence the name. Kolus often is considered to be a young female. In this case Beau has decided to make this supernatural bird even more supernatural by adding a quartz crystal as the tongue and a skull on top. These objects are signifiers of great power and the spiritual realm.