Description of Work:
The three circles in each salmon represent the mind, body and spirit. Coast Salish design comes from our environment and animals we coexisted with. The circle, crescent and triangle shapes are from moving bodies of water. The circles, crescent, and triangle shapes depict a pebble being dropped in water moving in concentric circles outward.
The artwork is inspired by my elders explanation that we should leave our salmon for seven generations to rebuild and repopulate the species to allow us to fish again. As waterfront people, fishing for salmon was our way of life in the Squamish Nation. The design derives from the Coast-Salish people and is a distinct indigenous style from this region.