Artist Statement: Artist's Statement
In the spirit of spindle whorls, this contemporary Coast Salish design
depicts eight abstracted salmon heads crammed into a circle. The subtle
circle in the center is a salmon egg, symbolizing posterity. This painting
depicts a vision of four salmon heads crammed into an overpopulated circle.
Four salmon heads considering cannibalizing the only salmon egg left. As
humans, we live in a world with a growing population and depleting natural
resources. This means dEATh for some members of posterity. In the world
today, somebody's smoking a cigarette while somebody's starving because
some tobacco is grown in third world soil which should be used to grow
food. Multinational corpoRATIONS.
money does grow off of trees
money is made of paper
paper grows off of trees
to some materialistic people
in the united states
means making money
while the circles of coins
the circle of the earth
Northwest Coast (Coast Salish)
acrylic on paper
20" X 20"
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