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Musqueam artist-designed crosswalk

Musqueam artist-designed crosswalk in Marpole

In collaboration with Musqueam, we're pleased to introduce a new original crosswalk design by Musqueam artist Robyn Sparrow.

This commission resulted from an open call to Musqueam artists and is intended to celebrate the vitality of the Musqueam community and its artistic traditions. The crosswalk will contribute to the visibility of Musqueam history and territory.

Installation is planned for later this spring.

Location

The three-section crosswalk will be installed at the pedestrian crossings on south Granville St, between 70th and 68th avenues.

This highly active location on Granville St is in proximity to Musqueam’s ancient village and cemetery c̓əsnaʔəm, as well as the Fraser River.

About the artist

Robyn Sparrow started weaving in 1983 through the encouragement of her sister Wendy Grant-John. She also works with her sister Debra Sparrow.

The sisters have taught many others to weave in the Coast Salish tradition.

“We’d like people to acknowledge that Salish art has its own power and dignity. Salish weaving has its own beauty, and it doesn’t need to be any more than what it is.”

View Robyn Sparrow in the Musqueam Weavers Source Book, Museum of Anthropology

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