Wak'es by Francis Dick
30" x 22"
Edition of 125
To the Kwakwaka'wakw, Wak'es (wah-kess), or Frog, is a supernatural being that can live on land and in water. It is a messenger between the Sea and the Land and it is revered for its ability to adapt to different environments, its communication skills, and magical singing powers.
In this design, the copper colour is representative of the copper shield, a symbol of wealth and power, which is also associated with Frog.