Diptych: Ink on Paper

11" X 11" per image

Artist/Curatorial Statement

The goal of this design is to push the limits of graphic simplicity within contemporary Coast Salish art. Without succumbing to a Haida-centric view of Northwest Coast art, I acknowledge that the works in Robert Davidson's "Abstract Edge" exhibit inspiRED this diptych. The human face transforms into an owl and a salmon; the circular eyes and heads defined by the central, negative trigon.

Through the Northwest Coast technique of visual punning, the transformation of life from the land, air and sea represents the symbiotic interconnectedness of life on earth.