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KUNAMOKST - West Coast Mural Mosaic
Artist:

Roxsane K Tiernan

Panel
#75
Title:

Salal and Salmon

Medium:
acrylic
Panel before
Artist Comments:
.Being ecologically concerned, I was impressed when a visiting biologist explained that the leathery leaves of salal were designed to act as a protection for the top soil in the forest. When rain hits the leaves it rolls off gently and seeps to the forest floor. The relationship is somehwat symbiotic.
And salmon- the staple food of the First Nations- both are definite coastal symbols. Currently salal is harvested and exported for use in bouquets. The leathery berries can be eaten.