Salish Inlet State II

Serigraph: Ink on Paper

26” x 26”

Artist/Curatorial Statement

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 grand chiefs die, they become Orca Whales.

Susan Point