When salmon begin their miraculous journey from the Pacific Northwest Rivers and streams to the Pacific Ocean they adapt and go through many changes. Facing only obstacles from the beginning and until their return to spawn. The Coast Salish look upon the salmon with awe as a symbol of wealth and power.
This motif illustrates how the salmon in one of their earliest stages as “fry” seek shelter from predators under the salmon roots along a stream or riverbank. Whimsically, I have drawn the salmon motifs appearing more of a likeness of the form they take upon their return.
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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