Octopus (Red and Orange)

Artist: Nusmata
Region: Nuxalk
Material: Cedarwood and acrylic paint


Just as an Octopus can endlessly alter its colour and shape, it has become a figure that represents transformation and shamanism. The creature is also revered for its intelligence, adaptability, and flexibility. In certain oral traditions, the Octopus wields a certain power over medicine, sickness, and the weather.

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