Special Exhibition: Reflections on The Clear Salt Water–Images by Nancy McPherson

Join us Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19 from 2-4 pm to view Nancy McPherson’s images of water from the Suquamish and Indianola docks. In 2010, Nancy moved to her ancestral home on the Kitsap Peninsula, Washington State, living on land the Suquamish people have inhabited for generations. The Suquamish-the people of the Clear Salt Water-the water now called Puget Sound, have long been nourished by, connected to and connected to others by the water. After the arrival of those who named the land and water after themselves, the Suquamish were severed from the water for over 100 years. In recent years, with the enforcement of treaty rights long withheld, tribal members began again to fish the waters and walk the beaches where the ancients fished and walked. Nancy’s body of work stems from her experience living among and walking these waters.

Nancy’s photographs are printed on cotton sateen and mounted on cedar frames made by her husband, Don McPherson. Poems and images of the region accompany the water images.

Suquamish Dock V–Photograph of Water on Cotton Sateen by Nancy Mcpherson

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