Honouring Our Cedar

Artist: Marston, John
Category: Developer
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Commissioned by Adera in collaboration with the City of North Vancouver Public Art Program.


Located on the Mosquito Creek pathway, Honouring Our Cedar is a contemporay Coast Salish carved pole that speaks to the role that cedar plays in First Nations culture.


Carved cedar and stainless steel

About the artist: 
Coast Salish carver John Marston (Qap'u'luq) was born in 1978 in Ladysmith,BC. His parents David and Jane Marston, both carvers, were his first teachers and John picked up a carving knife at the age of eight.  John was mentored by the late Coast Salish carver Simon Charlie who taught him the legends of the Coast Salish people. In his early 20's, John immersed himself in carving at the Thunderbird Park at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. In 2009, he was honoured with the BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art. His artwork is found in public and private collections worldwide and is exhibited at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, the Vancouver International Airport and the Vancouver Convention Centre.