"Fusion" is an artwork that carries mediums and cultures...as well as legends. It also, metaphorically, fuses natural imagery with modern methods.
This "original" sculpture is contemporary yet unmistakable Salish. As this development project sits in traditional Musqueam territory and is close to the banks of the Fraser River, my conceptual art piece is based on the theme of "People of the Grass" as well as the "Salmon People" which is uniquely Musqueam. The human element within the salmon has universal appeal that symbolically relates to all peoples. The faces are revealed with traditional Salish elements. Overall, the forms represent a living, thriving culture and our historical legacy, as well as this unique community today...giving a sense of place and a landmark that respects the past, present and future.