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KUNAMOKST - West Coast Mural Mosaic
Artist:

April White/Sgaana Jaad~Killerwhale Woman

Panel
#113
Title:

Tluu Jaad~Canoe Woman

Medium:
acrylic
Panel before
Artist Comments:
The Haida Canoe's high bow cuts like a knife through the stormy turmoil of the open ocean. With hair and eagle feather tempest-swept,  Tlúu Jaad's odyssey is to seek spiritual enlightenment. As Wind Spirit challenges her, the huntress sings a 'paddling song' while touching Flicker Feather's magic aura, thus summoning SGáan~Killerwhale. This Supernatural Being helps propel her into the spirit world, where all in the cosmos is there for knowing.

For the Haida, the reality of all worlds is through discovery in the cognitive process. An artist who conceives, then depicts these different dimensions, releases worlds beyond our consciousness.