20th Wedding Anniversary Rattle

Etched Glass, Maple and Granite

25" Diameter; 20" Height

Artist/Curatorial Statement

Raven is one of the primary crest figures revered in northwest coast mythology as the creator. Not only did he create the universe but the moon and the stars as well. The moon is an important element to the Salish people in that it guides the changing of the seasons and impacts the timing of feasts.

The central image of the spindle whorl is the moon depicted with two ravens in a mirror image. A spindle whorl is an ancient implement used for spinning wool into yarn for creating fine blankets. This spindle whorl is a perfect example of balance between traditional and contemporary styles, incorporating glass, maple and granite.

Susan Point

Exhibition(s): Susan Point: Spindle Whorl, Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection, Victoria Collects: The Salish Weave Collection, SMASH: International Indigenous Weaving

Legacy: Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia