Homage depicts the simple image of the beaver (amik) at home in the wild surrounded by the two principal elements of its existence, water and trees. The circle encompassing the beaver represents Mother Earth. Above, one can see the sun, which, along with Mother Earth sustains and unites all life and the elements. This interdependence is rendered by the long thin lines running throughout the piece, connecting all of the elements to one another: sun to earth; earth to beaver; beaver to tree; tree to water, etc. The beaver is striking an almost reverential pose as it looks up to the tree. Indeed, as the beaver’s very being is dependent on trees one can understand why this animal would pay ‘homage’ to the trees of the forest lands.