Fostering Success (ADSS Doors)
Imagery: Thunderbird and whale
Material: Wester red cedar, yellow cedar, acrylic paint + sandblasted glass (design above doors)
Dimensions: 6' x 82" (doors) 12' wide glass
Description: Set of institutional double doors created for Port Alberni's Alberni District Secondary School
From the Artist
These doors symbolize “arms of welcome.” On one side of the door there is a Thunderbird and a Whale. This design represents the Tseshaht people who were great whale hunters. They are a people with strong ties to the land and sea.
On the other side of the doors there are two figures, a male and a female. The figures symbolize all future generations who will be connected to this school.
Above the door there is a glass etching of a Nuu-chah-nulth canoe with paddles The paddles symbolize our neighbouring tribes, students, staff, parents, and community partners all in one canoe traveling together to foster success.