Steve Smith ~ Dla’kwagila at YVR
This fantastic cedar sculpture, Freedom to Move, is in the Vancouver International Airport.
It was made by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Steve Smith ~ Dla’kwagila.
The fisheye lens distorts the installation, but it did allow me to get close enough to eliminate most of the people.
I took these images on my way south to Los Angeles a couple of months ago.
On my way home I passed, in a hurry, quite a number of fine pieces behind security which I was unable to stop and photograph.
The airport has a lot of very good First Nations art on display.
This link gives a guide to some of it – it is worth spending some time looking around if you have time to kill.
Canon 5Dii, Takumar 17mm/f4 fisheye lens