Coastal Balance

Serigraph: Ink on Paper

20.5’’ X 20.5’’

Artist/Curatorial Statement

Sacred in our teachings and way of life appears the bald eagle. The spiritual embodiment of our ancestors and the calling cry of peacefulness remind us to remain close to our families and community.

Strength is Eagle’s essence. As we come together, we aspire to celebrate individuality, and love and compassion for one another within our community.

Spiritual connection to the land and the stewardship of this region is a long held tradition and a common interest for all who reside within. 

The centre of the design is One Eagle. It represents all our beliefs and traditions coming together as one. The bold stare of Eagle strikes our soul and reminds us of the adage that we will always be stronger together. We shall also remind one another of the importance of our goal to always work as a respectful and connected community. 

Salmon within the centre also represents our ancestors. For First Nations and all who have resided within this coastal range, it is the history of Salmon that has built our foundations and made the stakes for all modern communities. It is the acknowledgment of male and female within this design that conveys we are all important individuals; each and everyone of us has the ability to create positive growth within our community.

Creating balance begins with us.

John Marston