Public Art City of Shoreline #15b: Salmon Hunt

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

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

Salmon Hunt  James Madison, artist.  aluminum

Tulalip Tribes member James Russell Madison was born December 7, 1973, into a family steeped in traditional Salish and Tlingit Northwest-coast Native art. He began carving when he was 8 years old, his first lessons learned from his grandfather Frank Madison (1923-2002). An uncle, Steve Madison, was also an early teacher, and James learned abstract painting and sculpting from his father, Richard Madison (b. 1952).

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

While James Madison is a master wood carver, he also works in a variety of contemporary media, including glass, bronze, and stainless steel, and seeks to combine the new with the old. He described his method as trying to "create art with an open mind in the sense that I am always thinking of new ways to add a modern twist to a traditional piece. This allows for me to help to keep my culture alive. As we move into the future, so do the teachings of my ancestors" (Madison website).

--Text from History Link article


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