Once in a Blue Moon, 2017

Original size is 1800 × 1182 pixels

Cole Speck (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Red cedar and acrylic

47.5″ (121 cm) diameter


Moon represents a transformation of being and is associated with protection. In various origin stories among groups of the Northwest Coast, Moon is personified as female and sometimes as male, with its counterpart being Sun. Moon controls the tides with her/his powers.