The artist’s first environmental piece, the elements that make up this award acknowledge the various facets of environmentalism. The award consists of three distinct sections. The water at the bottom, containing images of salmon, point to the importance of salmon as a symbol both of the abundance of nature, and the role that it plays as a barometer for how well we are caring for our resources. In the middle is the land, where the hand symbolizes the care we must take when interacting with our surroundings. The top of the award is the sky, with the sun providing the direction and energy the work requires to constantly improve our environmental efforts and initiatives.

Steelhead Society Award

Date: 2000

Client: Steelhead Society (Vancouver)

Dimensions: 5” x 5” x 12”

Materials: Copper and Cherry wood