People Among the People: The Public Art of Susan Point
Robert D. Watt
Susan Point’s unique artworks have been credited with almost single-handedly reviving the traditional Coast Salish art style. While the images and symbolism of Point’s work are often informed by surviving traditional Salish works and the Traditional Knowledge of her Musqueam family and elders, she has developed a unique and contemporary style that continues to evolve.
People Among the People beautifully displays the breadth and depth of her public art, from cast bronze faces in Whistler to massive carved cedar portals in Stanley Park to moulded polymer murals in Seattle. Through interviews and archival access, Robert D. Watt gathers the story of each piece, often in Point’s own words, to illustrate the vital role she has played in revealing and re-establishing the “Salish footprint” in the Pacific Northwest.Show More
- Published 2019
- Hardcover, 248 pages
- Winner of the 2019 City of Vancouver Book Award
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