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Artist: Dempsey Bob
Dimensions and materials: Laminated yellow cedar, red cedar, acrylic paint, stone | Fog Woman 198 x 142 x 134 cm; Raven 213 x 81 x 178 cm
Level: Level 3
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This work tells the story of how the annual salmon run originated to benefit the people of the northern coast of British Columbia and the southern coast of Alaska. There are a few recorded versions of the myth, all relating to a distant time before the salmon existed as a food source for the Tlingit people. Carved from a red cedar log, Raven perches on the side of the pool, beak uplifted, smiling and well fed. Fog Woman, carved from a block of laminated yellow cedar, kneels at the head of a stream, which flows metaphorically toward river and ocean.
Artist: Eric Robertson
Dimensions and materials: Cast aluminum steel | #1 (West) approx. 3.58 x 2.64 x 9.13 m; #2 (East) approx. 5.54 x 2.64 x 10.16 m; #3 (Middle) approx. 1.48 x 2.64 x 6.96 m
Level: Level 4
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Net Work is an intriguing piece that includes three big herring balls, which are defensive formations created by groups of herring as they burst away from their schools, suspended from large dip nets. The installation captures the wonder and beauty of these important fish, which artist Eric Robertson describes as the "life-sustaining wealth" of the sea. It demonstrates the importance of herring in the complex marine ecosystem of the North Pacific Coast, while drawing attention to an uncertain future under threat of human impact.
Musqueam Welcome Area
The Heart of the Airport
Sea to Sky
Spirit of the Sea
The Pacific Passage
Linking the World
Lorne Balshine Collection