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Salmon

Artist:
Christina Nick
Year: 2016
Type: 
  • Sculpture
Medium(s): 
  • Paint
  • Steel
Status: In Place

Description

Part of a three-sculpture series, these three red welded steel salmon are installed on rocks and spread in a grassy area.

Artist Statement

The salmon sculptures were inspired by a Pacific Northwest Coast Aboriginal peoples’ legend. Each piece was made using welded steel, paint, resin and found objects that are unique to each neighbourhood. The late Thor Froslev commented that the salmon turned this area from a plain grassed square to a public park. The connections between the town’s recreation and natural environment speak to me as an artist. I have been inspired, molded, and touched by all Squamish has to offer and I feel truly privileged to create an art piece that links its neighbourhoods.”

Christina Nick works in a variety of media and often travels to different countries to create sculptures and draw in her travel sketchbook. Christina’s work is inspired by her travels and her work is known to create a sense of place for the viewer and reference issues from specific countries, which she portrays by using native animals. The representational subject of her sculptures are easily recognized and therefore approachable.

Location

Address:
1870, Diamond Road, Squamish, British Columbia, V8B 0M3, Canada.

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