Salish Inlet State I by Susan Point


Edition 40  ( Red edition slate II edition of 22)

Spring 2020 

Dimensions : 26'' x 26 ''

This contemporary iconography of the Pacific Northwest is a symbol of Burrard Inlet, and the way pods of Orca pursued Salmon binds into the inlet who were following armies of herring. The abundance of marine life was supreme in the Burrard Inlet pre-contact.

Orca symbolizes family, community and protection. They are said to protect those who travel away from home and to lead them back when the time comes. Orcas travel in large family groups, working together. Orcas habitually stay their whole life with the same family.

Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations believe that humans and orcas are closely linked and that when great chiefs die, they become Orca Whales.

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