Musqueam Welcome Figures
(International Arrivals, Level 3)
FEMALE AND MALE WELCOME FIGURES
SUSAN A. POINT, MUSQUEAM, 1996
RED CEDAR, GLASS
5.2 m x 1.3 m x 0.2 m (17' x 52" x 8")
The two Welcome Figures display a traditional Coast Salish welcome to travellers. Carved in red cedar, the Welcome Figures exhibit the traditional carving style of the Coast Salish people.
The Welcome Figures’ back panels have been carved with sand to make them appear ancient, providing a unique contrast to the contemporary glass panels, carved with the image of an eagle, mounted in the centre.