Pacific Northwest Native Art - Paddles

Artist: Troy Roberts
Tribal affiliation: Kwakiutl

Descriptive text:

Thunderbird: This great bird, living high in the mountains, was the most powerful of all the spirits.  Only the most powerful and prestigious of chiefs has Thunderbird as a crest.

Raven:  Ful of magical, supernatural power, Raven could turn himself into anything at any time.

Young Kolus:  The younger brother of Thunderbird, has a lot to prove.  Noted for lifting heavier loads than its older brother.

 

Carved from red cedar with acrylic paint and varathane - all Canadian products -

 

Thunderbird; Raven; Young Kolus

Measurements of finished piece;
Length - 62 " I Blade Width - 8" I Thickness 1 1/2"