Thunderbird 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.

Thunderbird looks like he belongs on the top of a totem pole. That's because he's a symbol of power. There's also a Haida-style killer whale on his chest, a reference to the belief that thunderbirds hunted them.

Sculpey clay, acrylic paint, 3" tall
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