Public Art City of Shoreline #15a: Traveling Traditions on the Salish Sea

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

City of Shoreline Public Art Collection
Kayu Kayu Ac Park 19911 Richmond Beach Drive NW
King County Brightwater Mitigation Program and the City of Shoreline 2010

Traveling Traditions on the Salish Sea  David Franklin, artist.  steel, stone and paint

Artist David Franklin’s gate welcomes visitors as they enter the park. Enhancing the Native American theme started with the naming of the park, Franklin’s gate, Traveling Traditions on the Salish Sea, depicts a Coast Salish canoe with paddles rising from the gate posts.

Artist's statement: “Inspired by the 2009 Canoe Journey to Suquamish, this artwork honors the peoples of Puget Sound who are carrying their cultures in these traditional watercraft. The paddles, two kinds commonly used in these waters are held vertically in a salute to people entering the park. The gate panel represents a Salish canoe in a scene inspired by the view from the park. The scene is illustrated with motifs of the sea, mountains, and sky inspired by designs and structure of locally made traditional baskets.”

--Text courtesy City of Shoreline


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