Numas & the Butterfly, Cole Speck (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Original size is 603 × 450 pixels

Cole Speck (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Hand carved red cedar and acrylic

38.5″ x 30″ x 2″


This piece tells the story of the hero Numas. Numas 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 allowed to go back home.