This sculpture celebrates the life of J17, a southern resident killer whale that was named Princess Angeline. She was born in1977 and lived until 2019 and was considered an important matriarch of the J pod. This piece considers the complex role of orcas in both Western and First Nations culture and confronts the viewer with their perspective concerning cultural appropriation. This should be the final artwork of my Obligatory Dialect series
I've been included in the Art of the Quarantine exhibition at the Helen S. Smith Gallery at Green River College in Auburn Washington. This is Part 2 of the series and opens on March 20th - Virtually. Here is a link to the Helen S. Smith Gallery. A reception will be held on March 31 and the show closed on May 1st. Here is a separate link to the exhibition images.