Musqueam Welcome Figures

 

(International Arrivals, Level 3)

FEMALE AND MALE WELCOME FIGURES
SUSAN A. POINT, MUSQUEAM, 1996
RED CEDAR, GLASS
5.2 m x 1.3 m x 0.2 m (17' x 52" x 8")

The two Welcome Figures display a traditional Coast Salish welcome to travellers. Carved in red cedar, the Welcome Figures exhibit the traditional carving style of the Coast Salish people.

The Welcome Figures’ back panels have been carved with sand to make them appear ancient, providing a unique contrast to the contemporary glass panels, carved with the image of an eagle, mounted in the centre.

Art at YVR

 

International & U.S.A. Terminal

(before security)

1. The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe
2. The Great Wave
3. K'san Totem Poles
4. Welcome Figures

(after security)

1. Spindle Whorl
2. Musqueam Welcome Figures
3. Musqueam Welcome Area

 

Domestic Terminal

(before security)

1. Supernatural World
2. Cedar Connection
 

(after security)

1. The Flying Traveller
2. Raven House Posts

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