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Sea to Sky, 1993

Susan Point
(Canadian | Musqueam, born 1952)

Location: Department of Enterprise Services, Olympia

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Coast Salish artist Susan Point's artwork is based on the human connection to the natural environment and the places we encounter. Sea to Sky was her first artwork created for Washington's State Art Collection.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Natural Resources.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Susan Point is a celebrated First Nations Musqueam artist working in the Coast Salish tradition of her ancestors. She creates fine art and public sculptural artworks in a variety of media. The use of her ancestral visual language is complemented by contemporary concepts, non traditional materials, and innovative design elements. She notes, "Coast Salish art has forever been a way to honour and remember significant details of our social lives. My hope is that my children remember to tell not only our cultural accounts, but also their own stories as well."

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - interactive / technology / kinetic

Medium

Stainless steel, Plexiglas, and florescent lights

Dimensions

32 in x 640 in x 12 in

ID Number

WSAC1992.192.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

British Columbia, Canada

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Department of Enterprise Services

Artwork Location

Department of Natural Resources Building
Entrance to covered parking

WA County

Thurston

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

State Agency

Address

1500 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Geo. Coordinates

47.037912 | -122.898305

Before Visiting

Some artworks may be located in areas not accessible to the general public (especially in K-12 public schools). Consider contacting the site prior to a visit to ensure access.

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To report an error or provide additional information, please contact us at collections@arts.wa.gov.