Otter Spirit Toy Picture

For IB Studio Art I made a set on nine toys based on the animal spirits of different Native American cultures. Each animal's design is based on traditional art forms and myths from cultures it is strongly associated. Like some sort of weird education toy for the children of nerds? I have no idea about my thinking process behind all this, honestly.

Otter's design originates from his place among some Woodlands tribes (Midewin, Omaha, Iroquois) as the keeper of sacred objects and knowledge for healing. So he is based on a beaded otterskin medicine bag and is with a water drum.

Sculpey clay, acrylic paint, 3" tall
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