Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders)

Northwest coast Native carver Jarrod Saunders is a third-generation artist. Born in the Nuxalk Nation (Bella Coola, Canada), he has been carving for over 20 years. Jarrod was given the traditional name 'Nusmata' by his Grandfather and master, Silyas Saunders.

Armed with an array of inventive modern resources, Jarrod has expanded his creative drive into graphic design, clothing, and stretched glicee prints with the intention of making first nations art accessible to more people. Having trained under multiple masters, his contemporary style is modern, colourful, and all his own.

Jarrod now resides in Victoria, BC (unceded WS'ANEC', Lkwungen, and Wyomilth territories). 

7 items

Moon Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and g...

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$450.00

Octopus Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities...

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities. It is a crest in the Tsimshian Eagle clan and symbolizes wealth in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology.

$550.00

Octopus Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities...

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities. It is a crest in the Tsimshian Eagle clan and symbolizes wealth in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology.

$550.00

Octopus Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities...

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities. It is a crest in the Tsimshian Eagle clan and symbolizes wealth in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology.

$1,100.00

Moon Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and g...

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$450.00

Octopus Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities...

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities. It is a crest in the Tsimshian Eagle clan and symbolizes wealth in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology.

$1,100.00

Moon Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and g...

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$450.00