Brightwater

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Andrea Wilbur-Sigo

Grandfather’s Wisdom

Working in visual traditions that have endured over centuries of craft, Andrea Wilbur-Sigo carved and painted a welcoming Longhouse structure based on the First Peoples of Puget Sound Northwest Coast traditions.

© 2012 Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, Grandfather's Wisdom, old growth cedar and acrylic paint (detail). Photo by King County|Ned Ahrens.

A member of the Squaxin Island Tribe, Wilbur-Sigo incorporated symbols meaningful to her people and to tribes throughout the region. The location, by water that flows to Little Bear Creek, honors the First Peoples' reverence for the natural world and the sustaining importance of salmon and the regional waterways in their culture.
 
 
© 2012 Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, Grandfather's Wisdom, old growth cedar and acrylic paint. Photo by King County|Ned Ahrens.
© 2012 Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, Grandfather's Wisdom, old growth cedar and acrylic paint (detail). Photo by King County|Ned Ahrens.
© 2012 Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, Grandfather's Wisdom, old growth cedar and acrylic paint (detail). Photo by King County|Ned Ahrens.
© 2012 Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, Grandfather's Wisdom, old growth cedar and acrylic paint (detail). Photo by King County|Ned Ahrens.
© 2012 Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, Grandfather's Wisdom, old growth cedar and acrylic paint. Photo by King County, Ned Ahrens.