Serigraph: Ink on Paper
In the legends of traditional Northwest Coast people, the sighting of lightning was thought to be a Thunderbird hunting for prey. With the help of Lightning Snake, Thunderbird hunted large animals such as whales. The Lightning Snake lived under the wings of Thunderbird and struck the prey before Thunderbird picked it up with its enormous talons. Most often the Lightning Snake is only represented in image with the Thunderbird but this print depicts the Lightning Snake alone, striking from the sky.