Posted on: 18 March 2015
The totemic art of Western Canada and Southeastern Alaska is rich in imagery from the sea. Dolphins, orcas, blue whales, and salmon all play important roles in carvings, paintings, and totem poles. The following are seven creatures of the sea commonly seen in the totemic art of the Haida and Tlingit tribes of British Columbia and the islands of Southeast Alaska.
Salmon symbolizes strength, survival, inspiration, and renewal. A piece of artwork featuring a salmon or several salmon is an excellent choice to give to a loved one who is navigating a challenging passage in life.