Susan Point

The Carver of Ancestry

Over the past three and a half decades, Musqueam artist Susan Point has received wide acclaim for her accomplished and remarkably wide-ranging oeuvre that forcefully asserts the vitality of Coast Salish culture, both past and present. During that time, she has produced an extensive body of prints and an expansive corpus of sculptural work in a wide variety of materials that includes glass, resin, concrete, steel, wood and paper.

The range of techniques she has employed is as diverse as her selection of materials; they include screen and wood-block printing, wood carving, paper casting and industrial methods of cutting steel, while the scale of her work ranges from the intimacy of the jewellery she produced in the early 1980s to the monumental public sculptures she first undertook in the 1990s and continues to make today. Susan Point: Spindle Whorl. asurvey Point’s entire career through more than a hundred artworks that take the spindle whorl as their starting point will be exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 28th, 2017.