Coast Salish storm sewer cover by Susan Point

Manhole cover with Coast Salish tadpoles, Vancouver

Storm sewer cover by Coast Salish (Musqueam) artist Susan Point and her daughter Kelly Cannell, depicting four small eggs in the centre, spinning out to tadpoles that become frogs radiating out to the edges. Point is a Vancouver-based Coast Salish artist and master carver whose work has been commissioned for the Vancouver International Airport, the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology and the Smithsonian in Washington. I love finding these around the city. The one below is in the “Olympic Village,” the condo development that housed the athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympics. It’s one of the few things I love down there.

Manhole cover, Susan Point

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2 Responses to “Coast Salish storm sewer cover by Susan Point”

  1. sarah Says:

    me too, and jen weih’s bubbles cover for the sanitary sewer system…

  2. Cherry Says:

    It’s nice that it isn’t only the mountains and gardens that makes this city so lovely…sometimes it comes down to the small details.

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