Artist of the moment……Susan Point

Susan Point is a wonderful artist from the Coast Salish tribe located in the northwest of Canada in the year of 1952. The artist began making prints whilst working as a legal secretary. As a result of being ON TIME and BUDGET with her projects, she received many more commissions. Susan Point is a member of the Coast Salish peoples that is located in British Columbia down to the northwest of the United States.

A link to the website of Susan Point: http://susanpoint.com/

For her artistic education she is schooled in a variety of mediums including casting in bronze and other mediums as well as carving and printmaking. Among her highest priced works are her exquisitely carved pieces made from wood. In addition the artist was the first of her local tribe of artists to work with glass. She truley is a an artist, taking the time to learn new medium after new medium.

price range information: Works range from $500 to $40,000.

She has works included in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute of the  National Musuem of the American Indian.

Below we examine a work by the artist titled Human Spirit. A short interview with Susan Point.

In this clip the artist talks about a piece done for Richmond, British Columbia.

Some works done by Susan Point for the 2010 Olympics.

Officer of the Order of Canada and has been recognized as one of the most 100 influential people in British Columbia.

What I find just wonderful about the artist is her ability to go one step beyond her stated goals. As she tells us this part of her life carries over into every aspect, not only art. What a fantastic artist and she has made sure her children and grandchildren also have found the importance of art in their life.

What a great example for us all.

D

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