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.
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.
Commissioned in 2018 by Leah and Jamie McDowell, owners of “Here’s The Thing Vineyards” in Oliver, B.C.
Commissioned by Frank Turco, 2013.
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 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 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.
Spindle whorl carving for Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement 2015-2020 for Langley School District 35.
Logo design for Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement 2015-2020 for Langley School District 35.
Pictured on the facility`s boardroom doors.
2.5” hand engraved silver pendant. Created in 2014.
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.
Gold and silver medals commissioned by the City of Surrey for the 2019 world class hockey tournament.
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.
A large format alupanel wall mural featured at the BC Farm Museum, located in Fort Langley.
Yellow and red cedar carved plaque, with copper overlay, created in 2016.
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.
Commissioned by the Langley Youth Hub, 2019.
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 was cast in a mold made from cedar root, and was transformed into earrings and a matching pendant.
One of two house posts commissioned by lelem’ at the Fort, located at Fort Langley National Historic Site.
Precious metal clay was cast in a mold made from cedar basket weavings, and was transformed into jewelry.
A pendant commissioned by Peter Gibson. The body of the thunderbird represents Peter’s family, who is of Ojibwe origin.
3.5” hand engraved silver pendant. Created in 2014.