Small ceramic dish featuring an orca design by artist Kelly Robinson, Nuxalk & Nuu-chah-nulth.
The Orca, also known as killer whale, is the lord of the oceans and a symbol of long life. It is believed that great chiefs turn into Orcas when they pass on into the nether world.
Kelly Robinson was born in Nanaimo, BC. His roots and family origin are in Bella Coola, BC with descendants from both Nuxalk and Nuu-chah-nulth nations. He was exposed to First Nations artwork from an early age and was always interested in learning and refining the art - specifically the unique design forms of the Nuxalk.