Summer Loon

Painted cedar bentwood box

6” x 7.25” x 5.5”

Artist/Curatorial Statement

This rectangular Coast Salish bentwood box depicts the salmon, the loon, and the moon. Historically, the bentwood box was constructed and designed for a specific ceremonial purpose, and for this one, I created a design to represent a traditional naming ceremony that I had the privilege of witnessing in 2018. I thematically designed the loon, to which the name represents and in doing so, to connect the loon in its natural cycles.