Susan Point, b. 1952
Wolverine Whorl #66
22" x 20 1/2"
Water Department Portable Works, Seattle Public Utilities Collection
Susan Point's compositions contain a sense of movement in their repetition of images and patterns. Point has devoted her entire artistic life reviving the heritage of the Coast Salish art forms.
Point says, "Coast Salish art is relatively unknown to most people today. It almost became a lost art form after European contact because Salish lands were the first to be settled by the Europeans, which adversely affected my peoples' traditional lifestyle."
Point is a master at melding traditional and modern into her artwork, telling old stories to new audiences about the respect and care of the natural world.