Keeper of the Tide Panel

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Yellow Cedar wood, Red Cedar wood, Glass, Etched, Sandblasted, LED Illumination, Acrylic paint

“This piece is a representation of the Moon which is [an] ancestral part of our mythology. Moon is said to have been the great leader who changed great things in his time among our people. Being half human and half sky being, he was part of the people. This depiction in particular, shows the Salmon numbered in five, which also denotes the number used in defining Puyallup stories as these are shared through the Puget Sound.” – Shaun Peterson

The artist has mixed conventional Northwest Coast materials with modern media to create this moon panel, Keeper of the Tide.

The central figure represents the face of the moon. In Northwest Coast culture, the Moon is regarded as a symbol of protection and guardianship. The Moon is often associated with transformation.

Using sandblasted glass, Shaun has incorporated swimming salmon circling the Moon’s face. Salmon are honoured and celebrated by all coastal peoples: the fish serves as a powerful symbol of regeneration, self-sacrifice, and perseverance. Shortages of salmon are traditioally attributed to human disrespect and refusal to listen to and live by the wisdom of elders.

 

26 x 26 x 7"

$8,300.00 CAD

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Yellow Cedar wood, Red Cedar wood, Glass, Etched, Sandblasted, LED Illumination, Acrylic paint

“This piece is a representation of the Moon which is [an] ancestral part of our mythology. Moon is said to have been the great leader who changed great things in his time among our people. Being half human and half sky being, he was part of the people. This depiction in particular, shows the Salmon numbered in five, which also denotes the number used in defining Puyallup stories as these are shared through the Puget Sound.” – Shaun Peterson

The artist has mixed conventional Northwest Coast materials with modern media to create this moon panel, Keeper of the Tide.

The central figure represents the face of the moon. In Northwest Coast culture, the Moon is regarded as a symbol of protection and guardianship. The Moon is often associated with transformation.

Using sandblasted glass, Shaun has incorporated swimming salmon circling the Moon’s face. Salmon are honoured and celebrated by all coastal peoples: the fish serves as a powerful symbol of regeneration, self-sacrifice, and perseverance. Shortages of salmon are traditioally attributed to human disrespect and refusal to listen to and live by the wisdom of elders.

 

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