For the last fourteen years, Susan has designed the logos for the Pacific Spirit Run, which is a fundraising event for local hospital charities. The year 2001 was the twelfth consecutive year that Susan Point has supported this event by designing the logo and allowing the image to be used for race jerseys and promotions. Subsequently, she has often produced a limited edition print of these images, and on a few occasions, has released the painting and a limited edition poster of the image.
The “Children of the Earth” image was produced as a limited edition serigraph in 2001, but Susan felt that she needed to explore the image further in more dimension. As a result, Susan carved this yellow cedar spindle whorl featuring this image combined with glass components to reemphasize her motives for creating the image. Susan believes that we are all children of Mother Earth and One Family — and is hopeful that this message is visually conveyed through her imagery.
Coast Salish (Musqueam)
Susan began making limited edition prints on her kitchen table in 1981 while working as a legal secretary. She received several early commissions, which established her reputation for innovative proposals and for completing projects on time, on budget and at the highest level. She took courses in silver, casting and carving, all of which led to monumental sculptures in mixed media, and she was the first Northwest Coast artist to work in glass. She continues to release a number of print editions each year, but her focus has been on commissioned sculpture.
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