Transformline (diptych), 2012

Original size is 1234 × 589 pixels

lessLIE (Salish)

Serigraph ed/100

11″ x 11″ (28 x 28cm)


“The overall goal of this design is to push the limits of graphic simplicity within contemporary Coast Salish art. Without succumbing to a Haida-centric view of Northwest Coast art, I acknowledge that the works in Robert Davidson’s “Abstract Edge” exhibit inspiRED this diptych design. Within the design, a human face transforming into an owl is depicted, as well as salmon heads with circular eyes and heads defined by the central, negative trigon. Through the Northwest Coast design device of visual punning, the transformation of life of land, air, and sea symbolizes the symbiotic interconnectedness of life on the circle of the earth.” – lessLIE