Remarque: Ink on Paper
In the spirit of Coast Salish spindle whorls, this circular design depicts two salmon heads to symbolize good luck as well as the spawning and perpetuation of species. In conjunction with Coast Salish design elements and principles, I have utilized a northern formline influence by placing trigons on the left and right sides of the design. Placing the trigons at the periphery of the design conveys the fact that northern design forms, elements and principles are peripheral to my development as a contemporary Coast Salish artist. In placing formline design (trigons suggest inherent tension) within the fluid, visual rhythm of traditional Coast Salish art, I am comparing and contrasting these northern and southern Northwest Coast art forms.
Legacy: Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia