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Catalogue Number:  PCI008
Producer:  Peter Campbell
Producers:  Marston, Luke
Directors:  Campbell, Peter
Producing Agencies:  Gumboot Productions
Subject:  Arts, Biography, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Diversity, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2023
Running Time:  35:45

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Master Coast Salish Carver Ts’uts’umutlhw (Luke Marston) sculpts with yellow cedar, but also uses materials like gold and glass. Both his parents were carvers, and he follows a variety of inspirations. The 14-foot bronze memorial sculpture, ‘Shore to Shore’, was cast from the original yellow cedar carving.It was erected in Vancouver’s Stanley Park to commemorate his great-great grandfather Portuguese Joe (Joe Silvey), his Coast Salish first wife Pkhaltinaht and second wife Kwatleemaat, and his life with the Coast Salish people.

Joe Silvey was born and raised on Portugal’s Atlantic Azores Islands, though after several adventures, Joe found himself on the Pacific coast, an early pioneer of Vancouver’s Gastown. The sculpture honours the link between Portuguese and Coast Salish First Nations cultures, marks the land’s rich heritage, and symbolizes unity for Vancouver’s present-day diverse inhabitants. “My work is a reflection of the respect I feel for the master carvers of long ago”, says Marston.

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