Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Survivor (1999)


This piece, featuring a design Susan Point has returned to in various mediums throughout her career, is graced with very personal significance that remains private to the artist.

“As my ancestors created works of art which had personal and spiritual meanings to them,” Point quietly explains, “I, too, have created a work of art that has a personal meaning to me.” For Point, the meaning touches on the loss of loved ones. Deeply intimate, this glass sculpture featuring four salmon requires only an introspective appreciation for one artist’s journey.

—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.