Seeing the Centre



Serigraph: Ink on paper

30” x 22”

Artist/Curatorial Statement

This contemporary Coast Salish design depicts salmon heads in a rectangle. The design was inspired by an artifact housed at The University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. The abstracted salmon heads are seeing the center, which is a black circle. Hence the salmon eyes are rendered in black. The color black has been interpreted as all colors combined. The salmon in this design are centered. The salmon in this design have eyes which evoke rippling water, symbolizing living in harmony (((HARM-MONEY))) (((CAPITAL LETTERS AND CAPITALISM AND PROfit, how many cows can live on a plot of earth without destroying ecosystems and natural habitat)))with their ecosystem. As a contemporary Coast Salish artist, it is a conviction of mine that animals, in their natural state, without human intervention, live in better balance with the circle of the earth. Animals see the center.