This artwork, done by artist Terry Pyles, is named in honor of the Haida Native carver, Jones Yeltatzie (1900-1976). It replaces a painted wood sculpture, carved by Yeltatzie in 1963, which occupied this site for many years. This was dedicated on July 4, 2013 and commissioned by the City of Ketchikan.
The profile view of the fish (left) was taken from the western bank of Ketchikan Creek. The aft view of the fish (right) was taken at the end of the boardwalk of Creek Street looking up the creek in the direction the fish would swim to spawn. Here it actually looks like the fish is swimming upstream.
Photo captured September 17, 2015.
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