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Scinqua, 2005

Susan Point
(Canadian | Musqueam, born 1952)

Location: The Evergreen State College, Olympia

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Susan Point's wall-mounted sculpture takes the form of a Salish spindle whorl. The central imagery depicts the people of the water making an offering of Scinqua—a two headed serpent and food of the Thunderbird—to a higher power for delivering them from drought. Seven salmon representing the native peoples of the seven inlets in South Puget Sound swim around the outside.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with The Evergreen State College.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - glass

Sculpture - wood

Sculpture - other metals

Medium

Carved Western red cedar, glass, and copper

Dimensions

10 ft x 10 ft x 8 in

ID Number

WSAC2004.012.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

British Columbia, Canada

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

The Evergreen State College

Artwork Location

The Evergreen State College
Daniel J. Evans Library - 1st floor interior lobby

WA County

Thurston

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505

Geo. Coordinates

47.073550 | -122.977540

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