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Yeltatzie Salmon

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 April 2016 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

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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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fine artwork and well-presented here.

14 Apr 2016 5:12am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Jolie sculpture, belles couleurs. )

14 Apr 2016 5:54am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Bonne idée !!

14 Apr 2016 6:23am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This is in the right place ! Good colage.

14 Apr 2016 7:14am

Alun from Elton, United Kingdom

Looks like he wants to go for a swim. Great art work

14 Apr 2016 7:38am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Interesting colorful sculpture, unusual place !

14 Apr 2016 8:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent doc shot and info

14 Apr 2016 8:55am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle stature très beau ton montage!

14 Apr 2016 9:16am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shots!
Lovely sculpture!

14 Apr 2016 9:44am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb presentation and great story !

14 Apr 2016 10:09am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Interesting story and lovey piece of art to honor the original carver.

14 Apr 2016 10:47am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Splendid images.:-)

14 Apr 2016 3:26pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Thank you for posting both views. It really showcases the beauty of this art.

14 Apr 2016 5:00pm

franz from Baden, Austria

always a pleasure to see salmon return to their birth rivers ... even if they are made of wood! ;-)

14 Apr 2016 5:02pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Et bien un sacré saumon superbe vues en large et long génial.

14 Apr 2016 6:34pm

James from Central Florida, United States

Very "lifelike." I really like the POV is the fish "swimming" upstream. I am also glad to see the town honor the artist ... the original artwork succumbed to nature so the town commissioned a new one. Not many places would go out of their way to do something like that. Thank you for sharing the story.

14 Apr 2016 8:53pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good capture. Well done.

14 Apr 2016 8:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely sculpture. Beautiful images of the art and the setting.

14 Apr 2016 9:12pm

Greg from United States

Nice view of the sculpture.

14 Apr 2016 9:14pm

roland theys from Loverval, Belgium

Lovely sculpture good shot!

14 Apr 2016 9:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous carving with beautiful color and detail. A wonderful tribute to the artist!

15 Apr 2016 1:37am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

And I thought you were showing off your catch.

15 Apr 2016 2:24am

Martine from France

Il montre la direction.

15 Apr 2016 3:43am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


15 Apr 2016 7:29am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un hommage a l'incroyable remontée annuelle...

15 Apr 2016 10:35am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

This one didn't get away.

15 Apr 2016 11:05am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb work, splendid images !!!

15 Apr 2016 2:02pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful images of this fine artwork. Lovely. :)

15 Apr 2016 4:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An excellent image documenting an occasion and good information for us viewers.

15 Apr 2016 5:17pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Fine artwork and good note, Thank you Steven. Have a nice weekend.

15 Apr 2016 8:49pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a nice piece of art. It must be at the start of its journey before it has had the crap beaten out of it.

15 Apr 2016 11:35pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Well presented.

16 Apr 2016 6:00pm

urspo from Phoenix, United States

What sort of salmon is it I wonder?

17 Apr 2016 4:29am

Yvon from Belgium

Excellent : bravo.
Have a nice week, Steven.

17 Apr 2016 7:20pm