Sacred Salmon

public art, mosaic, North Vancouver public art, mosaic, North Vancouver
Artist: George, Zachary & Calvin, Liz
Category: Developer
Status: Existing
Sponsor: Polygon Cates Landing and DNV Developer Public Art Program


There are four mosaic medallions near Roche Creek and along the waterfront that honour the importance of salmon as a source of sustenance for the Tsleil-Waututh people. The life cycle of the salmon, shown in vibrant colours, celebrates the interconnectedness of family, community, tradition and culture.


Tile Mosaic


About the artists:

Zachary George is the son of Chief Leonard George and grandson of Chief Dan George.  As a decedent of the Wolf Clan.  He creates art pieces in the true Coast Salish and lives a spiritual life, rich with tradition and culture.   

Liz Calvin mastered the time honoured craft of mosaic making in Italy. Her commissions can be found in private and civic collections across the province.