Spirit Heron Paddle
Jane Kwatleematt Marston
Yellow Cedar, Abalone, Acrylic Paint, Twine
64 x 6"
When an animal, bird, or fish is born a different color, especially white, then it is a message for our people. We have a White Heron in our waters near Chemainus. These birds are not native to Chemainus. It is a sign for our people to look, listen and come to some consensus why the bird appeared. Personally, I think it is a sign for all of us to wake up and listen to Mother Earth's cries.