Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Deep Retreat (2000)


The mysterious and fascinating octopus, well known to native fishermen, is a watcher. Hiding in cracks and crevices that mark the undersea world of the West Coast, we only ever see them when we become watchers ourselves.

—Susan Point as told to Vesta Giles

Susan Point

Susan Point


Coast Salish (Musqueam)

(1952- )

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.