"Spirit of the North West"

Central Panel


The central panel is dominated by a Southern Kwagiutl carved house frame receiving energy from the salmon. (This house frame was originally located at Quattishe, a Koskimo village on Quatsino Sound. The frame is now on display in the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver B.C. The artist has deliberately altered the proportions of the frame to emphasize the monumentality of the structure.) In the background are three elements eluding to the connection of the sky and land spirits as well as the present and the past. The bird on the pole (center), the wind stocking (left) and the pole with a loudspeaker and TV camera (right).

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