In the artist’s own words:
This carved panel is one that hopes to remind us, that there has to be a higher understanding of our ways and our thoughts, being governed by awareness of the importance of our linkage to this dear planet and all its beings. In the old stories, the spiritual struggle to overcome selfish desires for the benefit of the community was portrayed by the Gonakadet (Lazy Man) story of overcoming the supernatural Lake monster. The double eye face is representative of this story and the Lake monster. The circle is representing the Earth as we would see from above it with all the interconnecting weather systems and ocean currents and today the global communications that make distances much shorter and instant.