In describing his work, Jody states:
The top lid of the piano features the supernatural Thunderbird and also shows a human form on the chest area symbolizing creation and strength.
Beneath the lid are the four species of West Coast Salmon that return to the rivers and streams every year and remind us to never take more than what is needed, representing respect.
Around the sides of the piano flows the unpredictable Ocean which was the highway of our ancestors who traveled by sea-going canoe and characterizes courage.
And finally, the music desk shows the Human with hands held up at the sides expressing gratitude and appreciation.
The Way of Our Ancestors piano can be viewed at Tom Lee Music in downtown Vancouver. Call to confirm viewings for the public: (604) 685-8471
Lattimer Gallery currently has a spectacular panel by Jody, titled Munlas Sla'alum (Ruler of the Undersea):