This Red Cedar Sea Serpent (Sisuitl) Panel is carved by Native American artist Karver Everson from the Kʼomoks and Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation.
The Sisiutl or Sea Serpent symbolizes protection, supernatural power and revival. It is one of the most powerful symbols in Kwakwaka’wakw culture. The Sisiutl/Sisiulth is a supernatural three-headed serpent that possesses shapeshifting abilities and the ability to turn spectators into stone when gazed upon.
Find more information about and examples of The Sisiutl Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
The red cedar panel is 4 feet or 122 centimeters wide, close to 18 1/2 inches or 47 centimeters high and close to 2 inches or 5 centimeters thick.