In the lore of the Native American, the Coyote represents the Trickster There are many stories that range through out the West Coast and Great Plains Indians that look to Coyote as a practical joker and promotes mischief and at times done harm.
Tales of Brother Coyote may be found in the Karuk, Chinookan, Flathead and Nez Perce Stories where Coyote is famed and blamed for a whole hose of tricks, discoveries; even the gift of fire. However the over all result to most of the Coyote lore is that he is here to test our conscience and tease us into a better understanding of ourselves and the decisions we make.
A good friend did a sketch of a Coyote holding his staff with his feet and placing his “hands” in flip flops; a joke about the reversal of ideas to emphasize their silliness (why would a Coyote wear flip flops?).
He commissioned a statue of bronze to be made based on his sketch. The finished piece is a seven inch bronze statue. The staff is a separate piece that fits between the paws. To give it balance (and to emphasis the design) I placed him balancing on the world. The original Brother Coyote Statue now resides in his home; however he has given me leave to reproduce it for the pleasure of others.