Copyright 2015 by M. D. Vaden
The image below shows a Nicho Box, hidden in a redwood at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
Nicho Boxes stem from Central American or South American culture and traditionally may combine elements of Roman Catholocism and popular culture. These may depict what are believed to be patron saints, mark religious events, convey protection or signify vows of gratitude of devotion.
I do not know what the cargo is supposed to look like in the small boat or canoe. It is mostly blue with small patches of red. The figure appears to be female, from the dress and apparent breast shape. The paddle seems evident. There are small evergreens painted inside, likely to represent redwoods. There are also white spots which seem like snow or stars.
One more sighting of the unexpected.
Image: Nicho Box hidden in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park