The salmon, once so abundant off the west coast, is believed to be the giver of life. Salmon in the central Coast Salish tradition are usually depicted in pairs, which is also a symbol of good luck. The salmon is an indicator of wealth and an important symbol at the heart of Salish existence…
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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