Mural: Journey to the Skeena
Created: Summer 2019
Size: 700 ft2
Location: Canada Post building on the corner of Lazelle & Emerson
Address: 3232 Emerson Street
This mural celebrates where we are situated in Terrace, on the traditional territories of the inland Ts’msyen people. Boldly represented in blues are the main crests of this area (Wolf, Eagle, Orca, and Frog/Raven), this composition gives reference to traditional house fronts and painted screens, but in a contemporary way it also serves as an indication of the Skeena River which runs strong through these lands. The salmon are depicted vividly to narrate their journey through this region and gives light to the incredible nutrient-rich life source that is dispersed with their passing. As the salmon swim upstream, they encounter each of the crest animals, feeding all beings until they reach home to lay their eggs for the next generation, to continue this beautiful and vital life cycle.