Orca designed by Kelly Robinson Nuxalk and Nuu-chah-nulth Nation
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 British Columbia. His roots and family origin are in Bella Coola BC with descendants from both the 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.