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Artist / Maker : Wilson, Joseph M.; Sxwaset
Title : Salmon Cycle
Date (Execution) : 2007
Geographical Origin : Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Cowichan
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Circular composition in red and blue on a black background, depicts two salmon pressed belly to belly.
Accession # : U014.3.320
Width (cm) : 46.75
Height (cm) : 47.75
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Salmon Cycle is my modern interpretation of the traditional style of Coast Salish salmon. The flowering circular 'appendages' from their dorsal and tail fins represent the eternal life cycle that keeps renewing itself yearly. Notice that the male has four ribs and the female has an abundance of eggs in her belly. The salmon are very precious food for many in the world, however, today their habitat is becoming endangered. It is now time for us and our future generations to step-up and recognize the importance for the survival of this precious species."