T’samuus is a monumental cut-aluminum piece by Haida artist Robert Davidson. T’samuus is made up of elements from Northwest Coast Formline. Davidson has taken the ovoid, U-form and split-U and made them abstract, giving traditional the Northwest Coast art form a modern refinement. The use of high-gloss bright red speaks to the traditional use of iron oxides, while the brilliant finish evokes the modern design of contemporary luxury and power. The name T’samuus means “Sea Monster”, a supernatural creature in myths – In Naden Harbour, Haida Gwaii, BC there is a story told by a whaling captain about finding a Sea Serpent in the belly of a Sperm Whale. Since hearing this, the legend of a mythological beings T'samuus started to spread throughout the island and passed down through oral histories along the Northwest Coast.