Sisiutl (Double Headed Serpent) Panel by Johnathan Jacobson, Kwakwaka'wakw
Sisiutl (Double Headed Serpent) Panel by Johnathan Jacobson, Kwakwaka'wakw red cedar, abalone inlays 5.5" tall x 30.5" long x 3.75" deep
Jonathan Jacobson is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation, born in Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia, and currently residing in Fort Rupert. Jonathan loves creating traditional Kwakwaka’wakw style art, but also loves to experiment with contemporary carving techniques and color application, expanding the artform and creating his own signature style.
He is best known for carving large pieces, and is well known for his traditional Hamatsa Ceremonial Ravens and Crooked Beaks. It is very important to him to embellish the masks with hand finished cedar bark rope and cedar bark strands. The making of cedar bark rope is a laborious task, and is considered an art form in and of itself.