Serpent GT

Klehwetua Rodney Sayers,
Port Alberni, BC

Size

11" x 23" x 10"

Medium

Western Red Cedar, Vinyl Emulsion

Serpent GT is the current work in my ongoing study into the influence of popular culture on my art practice. The sea serpent is a common theme in my work, and my life long fascination with hot rods creates a desire to fuse these influences together. Serpent GT began as an exercise to exaggerate the formal design language of the Nuu chah nulth carving tradition. When I was satisfied with its sculptural considerations, I reconsidered tradition and painted it as though it were a Street Rod with sleek, brilliant colours and a racing stripe.

Serpent GT

Klehwetua Rodney Sayers,
Port Alberni, BC

About the artist
About the artist

Klehwetua Rodney Sayers
Port Alberni, BC

Klehwetua Rodney Sayers is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation from Ahswinis, now known as Port Alberni, BC. Rod’s practice examines the role of traditional artwork in a contemporary world. His work focuses on a deep commitment to his heritage, his community, his visual language, and to excellence in craftsmanship. Rodney believes that for an art form to remain vibrant, it must evolve and adapt, but remain true to its origins.

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