KUNAMOKST - West Coast Mural Mosaic

Charity Dakin


Frog Clan

Panel before
Artist Comments: Shrouded in fog and mist for much of the year, totem poles of the West Coast Haida people stood along the coastal temperate rainforests, representing family lineages and privileges. The frog, seen here escaping from under the tail of a killer whale, is a symbol of that which is often misunderstood and underestimated, a possessor of wealth, and not to be insulted. Aside from all meanings, if I had my choice I should choose to be a part of the frog clan simply because I have great admiration for these little creatures. This pacific tree frog, for example, is a small (sometimes) brilliant green frog found throughout the southern part of the mainland and on Vancouver Island, as well as being introduced to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands).