Large Salmon Plaque
Artist: Brian Bob
This stunning cedar salmon plaque was hand carved by NorthWest Coast First Nations artist Brian Bob of Nanoose. The salmon symbolize life givers as well as prosperity. The plaque is 26 inches long, 1 inch wide and 8 inches in height.
About The Artist
My name is "Qwuyutaupool", which means "police of wolves". I have been carving since 1980. I was inspired by totem pole carver "Tom Touchie" and canoe carver "Wallace Touchie" and have worked to honour my heritage through art.
I was encouraged by my mother, "Fran" from Nuu-chah-nulth Nation and my father, "Wilson" from the Coast Salish Nation to give contemporary form to ancestral designs. Through my art, I hope to create a window into the rich culture of my people.