Artwork > Whaleheads

Acrylic on red cedar
16 ½” x 8 ¾” x 1 ½"

This articulated head exhibits the feeding behavior of the humpback whale. Schaenexw means "salmon" in the language of indigenous fishermen in the Salish Sea. The pink tissue underlying the whale's belly mimics the warm hues of fish scales during the spawning cycle that concludes their life cycle.