Courtesy of the artist. Deb Silver, Cedar Tree, 2021, from the series Feet Deep in Wet Earth and Watery Pools
Deb Silver: Feet Deep in Wet Earth and Watery Pools
Stó:lō artist Deb Silver, a recent MFA grad and Lind Prize finalist, has created a remarkable series of photographs that bring Coast Salish cultural teachings together with scientific inquiry. Working in Peló’lhxw territory (eastern Chilliwack), she has focused her medium-format camera on cedar trees, ferns, mushrooms, lichen, root systems and waterways. Through trial and error, Silver’s photo development process also involves ongoing horticultural research and traditional Stó:lō dyeing practices.