SUSAN A. POINT

Susan A. Point is a Coast Salish Indian Artist. She was born in 1952 and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a member of the Musqueam Band in South West Vancouver.

Susan has immersed herself in the study of traditional Coast Salish art and emerged with a language of design both authentic yet vibrantly contemporary. Like many native artists, she uses the form and meaning found in traditional art to create innovative work in a wide range of mediums. In 1980, Susan opened her studio after studying jewelry techniques, serigraphy and painting. As well as practicing traditional motifs, Susan also expresses her own personal style. To date, Susan has produced more than 100 limited edition graphics which included 23K Gold embossings, woodblock prints, serigraphs, glass etchings, handmade paper castings, textile and fashion prints. Susan has also designed and made patterns for cast iron sculpture as well as concrete Bas relief sculpture. Susan has also explored three-dimensional design with respect to wood and bronze. Many of susan's works can presently be found in private and corporate collections in over 20 countries around the world.

Susan's magnificent "Salish Spindle Whorl", a 16 feet diameter Cedar carving flanked by two 17 feet high Coast Salish woman house posts is on display at the Vancouver International Airport building.

Quote from Susan:

"My use of traditional elements has become second nature to me like an alphabet, helping me to describe any image I wish. When doing contemporary expressions such as acrylics on canvass, I become much more illustrative, but I always integrate my ancestral Coast Salish elements into the work. I feel the role of native art is to continually evolve, to express the cultural beliefs and changes of its community now and in the future."



MAN AND EAGLES

This image has subtle, blind embossing with inner details that are not visible on the computer image.


MAN AND SALMON



TRIBAL COUNCIL



SALISH WOLF

This image has subtle, blind embossing with inner details that are not visible on the computer image.


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