Where the Ocean Meets the Sky
‘Where the Ocean Meets the Sky’ by Susan Point, O.C., DFA., RCA., D.Litt – First Nations Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
Condition: No condition to be noted.
Description by Artist: “This design reveals the connection between all living creatures – the physical and spiritual ties at the core of existence. The ‘thread of life’ lies at the heart of this design, linking the surrounding killer whales, salmon and eagles.
Killer whales and humans are believed to be closely related. The killer whale symbolizes long life, and it is thought that great chiefs will become killer whales when they die. The eagle is a symbol of power, and eagle down represents peace and friendship. Salmon are a central part of life on the Northwest Coast, sustaining human and animal life alike.
Recent research into nitrogen 15 (an essential element found in deep sea water) further illustrates the links between the salmon and other forms of life. The salmon absorb this element, and nitrogen 15 can be found in bears, songbirds and trees as the salmon move through the food chain and are absorbed into the earth.” – Susan Point
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Beautiful intricate design that depicts multiple lifeforms. This is a unique highly collectible print of a sold out limited edition is one of a kind selected from four “Colour Test” proof prints where the limited edition was selected from. No other print exists as this one specific colour proof print. Beautiful colours and specially handpicked by me.