This sculpture "Defender" was hand-carved and painted by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rod Smith. It had been carved from basswood, sits on a removable red cedar base, and has been painted in red and black acrylic. Rod is perhaps best known for his precise and elegant painting style.
Hear Rod elaborate on the meaning behind this piece:
The sculpture, including the base, measures approximately 13 1/4 inches or 33 1/2 centimeters high, 5 1/4 inches or 13 1/4 centimeters wide, and 3 3/8 inches or 8 1/2 centimeters deep.
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