Kwikwetlem HarvestMaynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish & Kwakwaka'wakw)
This image depicts both Salmon, and Sturegron (a species of of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae)."There are five species of Pacific salmon: chinook [...], coho [...], sockeye [...], pink [...], and chum. All five species hatch in freshwater, mature in the sea, and then return to their freshwater homes to spawn and die [...] Salmon are honored and celebrated by all coastal peoples: the fish serves as a powerful symbol of regeneration, self-sacrifice, and perseverance" (Shearar 2000: 91) - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crest, Beings and Symbols
Medium: Serigraph ed./100
Dimensions: 26 1/4" x 19"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)