Steel Sculpture | Chinook Salmon by Joe Wilson (Sxwaset)
Steel Sculpture | Chinook Salmon by Joe Wilson (Sxwaset)

Steel Sculpture | Chinook Salmon by Joe Wilson (Sxwaset)

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Capturing the minimalism and grace of the Coast Salish style Joe Sxwaset-Wilson's Steel Sculpture collection offers versatile application in your home and garden with its elegant Chinook Salmon design is hand-cut steel. Light to create spectacular shadows or add to your garden or balcony space to create a brilliant feature display. 

Joe Wilson is a Coast Salish artist born in 1967 in Koksilah, BC. He is a member of the Cowichan Band based on Vancouver Island. He has been carving since the age of 17. Although mainly self-taught, Joe worked under Hesquiaht/Nuu-chah-nulth artist Tim Paul, and the late Coast Salish master carver Simon Charlie. Joe is deeply involved in the winter ceremonies of his people, and his artwork is defined by his attention to detail and use of unconventional colours.

Salmon are honored and celebrated by many of the Coastal Nations in B.C. and are a powerful symbol of regeneration, self-sacrifice, and perseverance. Shortages of Salmon are traditionally attributed to human disrespect and refusal to live by advice of the elders. The skill of preparing and storing Salmon is much greater than that required in catching them – women are seen as the keepers of the Nation’s most valuable catch and cache. Therefore, there is a connection between women, regeneration, and all that salmon can provide for the community.

Dimensions: 24" wide

Materials: 16 ga. steel with clear powder coating.

Each steel sculpture comes with hanging attachments as well as information on the design and a biography on the artist.


Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery as each item is made to order.

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