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Cole Speck (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Red cedar, acrylic, horsehair

30″ x 21.5″ x 10″


Numas and the Butterfly tells the story of the hero Numas who flees to the top of a mountain as the world begins to flood. Panicked by the rising water, Butterfly comforts Numas by landing on his nose. As Butterfly flaps his wings, the water recedes, and Numas is able to go back home.