We Are All Connected to This Land
We Are All Connected to This Land

This contemporary Coast Salish artwork has been cut from powder-coated red aluminum and attached to the walls of the bridge spanning Bear Creek.

Phyllis Atkins’ (q̓ʷɑt̓ic̓ɑ) design features three salmon, a sun, an eagle, a moon, and a wolf from left to right, mirrored on the other side of the highway.

Retro-Perspective, Surrey Arts Centre
Retro-Perspective, Surrey Arts Centre

Drew Atkins’ design on the courtyard windows of the Surrey Arts Centre speaks to Kwantlen First Nation’s long history on the land where Surrey exists.

The piece incorporates Coast Salish design elements in a style reminiscent of 1950’s wallpaper or modernist sculptures.

Wolves and Moon yellow cedar carving
Wolves and Moon yellow cedar carving

Commissioned in 2018 by Leah and Jamie McDowell, owners of “Here’s The Thing Vineyards” in Oliver, B.C.

Silver frog earrings with gold overlay
Silver frog earrings with gold overlay

Commissioned by Frank Turco, 2013.

Silver Repoussé Bracelet
Silver Repoussé Bracelet

By Drew Atkins, gifted to his wife Phyllis in 2015.

The design represents the river flowing around the rocks and each rock represents our three children. Everything we do flows around or revolves around our children.

stɑl̓əw̓ - Township of Langley photo mosaic
stɑl̓əw̓ - Township of Langley photo mosaic

stɑl̓əw̓ is a photo mosaic that features 1,600 photos of members of the community. It depicts the Fraser River, salmon, and sturgeon, has been installed in the Township of Langley’s Presentation Theatre as a legacy project.

stɑl̓əw̓, means “big river,” and was made by artist q̓ʷɑt̓ic̓ɑ (Phyllis Atkins) of the Kwantlen First Nation.

Cedar Weave wall
Cedar Weave wall

Cedar wall inspired by Coast Salish basket weaving.

The wall was created for the Museum of Surrey’s Indigenous Hall and is part of the ‘We Are Kwantlen’ exhibit.

Nurturing Each Student's šxʷhəli (spirit) and Their Gifts
Nurturing Each Student's šxʷhəli (spirit) and Their Gifts

Spindle whorl carving for Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement 2015-2020 for Langley School District 35.

Nurturing Each Student's šxʷhəli (spirit) and Their Gifts
Nurturing Each Student's šxʷhəli (spirit) and Their Gifts

Logo design for Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement 2015-2020 for Langley School District 35.

Pictured on the facility`s boardroom doors.

Salmon Spindle Whorl pendant
Salmon Spindle Whorl pendant

2.5” hand engraved silver pendant. Created in 2014.

Returning to the River
Returning to the River

A sculpture that marks the site of a former seasonal fishing village (qəyqə́yt village), now home to an Ocean Concrete plant. The name “qəyqə́yt” translates to “resting place” in the language of the Coast Salish People.

Shapes of recycled, powder-coated red steel create the outline of a salmon, mounted on a concrete backdrop that represents a woven cedar basket. The sculpture celebrates the long history of this site and honours the salmon.

Medal design - Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival
Medal design - Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival

Gold and silver medals commissioned by the City of Surrey for the 2019 world class hockey tournament.

Let's Count the Moon book
Let's Count the Moon book

This board book was developed for Langley School District 35 by Kwantlen artist Phyllis Atkins and Kwantlen language teacher Fern Gabriel.

Through Phyllis’ designs of the moon, this book teaches children to count in the traditional language of henqeminem.

Honouring our Kwantlen Ancestors
Honouring our Kwantlen Ancestors

A large format alupanel wall mural featured at the BC Farm Museum, located in Fort Langley.

Bear to Man Transformation
Bear to Man Transformation

Yellow and red cedar carved plaque, with copper overlay, created in 2016.

Courage, Strength, and Family - BC Cancer Agency
Courage, Strength, and Family - BC Cancer Agency

A laser cut panel made of red and yellow cedar is inspired by the place where the artwork hangs at the BC Cancer Agency.

Designed by Phyllis Atkins and fabricated by Shain Jackson of Spirit Works Ltd., the artwork depicts two creatures under a copper sun. The Wolf represents family and appears on the Kwantlen First Nations family crest. The Eagle represents courage, strength, and wisdom.

Wolf and Eagle House Post
Wolf and Eagle House Post

Commissioned by the Langley Youth Hub, 2019.

Yellow cedar table
Yellow cedar table

Commissioned by Parks Canada for the Fort Langley National Historic Site. The table features carved eagle and moon designs on each end. 2019.

Precious metal clay jewelry
Precious metal clay jewelry

Precious metal clay was cast in a mold made from cedar root, and was transformed into earrings and a matching pendant.

The Raven House Post
The Raven House Post

One of two house posts commissioned by lelem’ at the Fort, located at Fort Langley National Historic Site.

Precious metal clay jewelry collection
Precious metal clay jewelry collection

Precious metal clay was cast in a mold made from cedar basket weavings, and was transformed into jewelry.

Thunderbird, gold and silver with diamond setting
Thunderbird, gold and silver with diamond setting

A pendant commissioned by Peter Gibson. The body of the thunderbird represents Peter’s family, who is of Ojibwe origin.

Wolf silver pendant
Wolf silver pendant

3.5” hand engraved silver pendant. Created in 2014.

We Are All Connected to This Land
Retro-Perspective, Surrey Arts Centre
Wolves and Moon yellow cedar carving
Silver frog earrings with gold overlay
Silver Repoussé Bracelet
stɑl̓əw̓ - Township of Langley photo mosaic
Cedar Weave wall
Nurturing Each Student's šxʷhəli (spirit) and Their Gifts
Nurturing Each Student's šxʷhəli (spirit) and Their Gifts
Salmon Spindle Whorl pendant
Returning to the River
Medal design - Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival
Let's Count the Moon book
Honouring our Kwantlen Ancestors
Bear to Man Transformation
Courage, Strength, and Family - BC Cancer Agency
Wolf and Eagle House Post
Yellow cedar table
Precious metal clay jewelry
The Raven House Post
Precious metal clay jewelry collection
Thunderbird, gold and silver with diamond setting
Wolf silver pendant
We Are All Connected to This Land

This contemporary Coast Salish artwork has been cut from powder-coated red aluminum and attached to the walls of the bridge spanning Bear Creek.

Phyllis Atkins’ (q̓ʷɑt̓ic̓ɑ) design features three salmon, a sun, an eagle, a moon, and a wolf from left to right, mirrored on the other side of the highway.

Retro-Perspective, Surrey Arts Centre

Drew Atkins’ design on the courtyard windows of the Surrey Arts Centre speaks to Kwantlen First Nation’s long history on the land where Surrey exists.

The piece incorporates Coast Salish design elements in a style reminiscent of 1950’s wallpaper or modernist sculptures.

Wolves and Moon yellow cedar carving

Commissioned in 2018 by Leah and Jamie McDowell, owners of “Here’s The Thing Vineyards” in Oliver, B.C.

Silver frog earrings with gold overlay

Commissioned by Frank Turco, 2013.

Silver Repoussé Bracelet

By Drew Atkins, gifted to his wife Phyllis in 2015.

The design represents the river flowing around the rocks and each rock represents our three children. Everything we do flows around or revolves around our children.

stɑl̓əw̓ - Township of Langley photo mosaic

stɑl̓əw̓ is a photo mosaic that features 1,600 photos of members of the community. It depicts the Fraser River, salmon, and sturgeon, has been installed in the Township of Langley’s Presentation Theatre as a legacy project.

stɑl̓əw̓, means “big river,” and was made by artist q̓ʷɑt̓ic̓ɑ (Phyllis Atkins) of the Kwantlen First Nation.

Cedar Weave wall

Cedar wall inspired by Coast Salish basket weaving.

The wall was created for the Museum of Surrey’s Indigenous Hall and is part of the ‘We Are Kwantlen’ exhibit.

Nurturing Each Student's šxʷhəli (spirit) and Their Gifts

Spindle whorl carving for Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement 2015-2020 for Langley School District 35.

Nurturing Each Student's šxʷhəli (spirit) and Their Gifts

Logo design for Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement 2015-2020 for Langley School District 35.

Pictured on the facility`s boardroom doors.

Salmon Spindle Whorl pendant

2.5” hand engraved silver pendant. Created in 2014.

Returning to the River

A sculpture that marks the site of a former seasonal fishing village (qəyqə́yt village), now home to an Ocean Concrete plant. The name “qəyqə́yt” translates to “resting place” in the language of the Coast Salish People.

Shapes of recycled, powder-coated red steel create the outline of a salmon, mounted on a concrete backdrop that represents a woven cedar basket. The sculpture celebrates the long history of this site and honours the salmon.

Medal design - Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival

Gold and silver medals commissioned by the City of Surrey for the 2019 world class hockey tournament.

Let's Count the Moon book

This board book was developed for Langley School District 35 by Kwantlen artist Phyllis Atkins and Kwantlen language teacher Fern Gabriel.

Through Phyllis’ designs of the moon, this book teaches children to count in the traditional language of henqeminem.

Honouring our Kwantlen Ancestors

A large format alupanel wall mural featured at the BC Farm Museum, located in Fort Langley.

Bear to Man Transformation

Yellow and red cedar carved plaque, with copper overlay, created in 2016.

Courage, Strength, and Family - BC Cancer Agency

A laser cut panel made of red and yellow cedar is inspired by the place where the artwork hangs at the BC Cancer Agency.

Designed by Phyllis Atkins and fabricated by Shain Jackson of Spirit Works Ltd., the artwork depicts two creatures under a copper sun. The Wolf represents family and appears on the Kwantlen First Nations family crest. The Eagle represents courage, strength, and wisdom.

Wolf and Eagle House Post

Commissioned by the Langley Youth Hub, 2019.

Yellow cedar table

Commissioned by Parks Canada for the Fort Langley National Historic Site. The table features carved eagle and moon designs on each end. 2019.

Precious metal clay jewelry

Precious metal clay was cast in a mold made from cedar root, and was transformed into earrings and a matching pendant.

The Raven House Post

One of two house posts commissioned by lelem’ at the Fort, located at Fort Langley National Historic Site.

Precious metal clay jewelry collection

Precious metal clay was cast in a mold made from cedar basket weavings, and was transformed into jewelry.

Thunderbird, gold and silver with diamond setting

A pendant commissioned by Peter Gibson. The body of the thunderbird represents Peter’s family, who is of Ojibwe origin.

Wolf silver pendant

3.5” hand engraved silver pendant. Created in 2014.

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