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Shore To Shore sculpture adorns theatre lobby

Luke Marston’s creation commemorates a special part of his own heritage
The detail in the shore to Shore sculpture is amazing. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Shore to Shore is an amazing 14-foot sculpture by Luke Marston.

The work commemorates Portugese adventurer Joe Silvey (Portugese Joe) as well as his first and second Coast Salish wives Khaltinaht and Kwatleemaat. Portugese Joe and Kwatleemaat are the artist’s great-great grandparents.

Shore to Shore and the story behind it are the subject of an upcoming feature-length film from documentary filmmaker Peter Campbell. There’s also a book coming out by author and journalist Suzanne Fornier. Marston rented the theatre for a premiere on Saturday.

The massive and impressive sculpture took a considerable amount of time to install and was on display until Monday in the Chemainus Theatre lobby.

The Shore To Shore sculpture requires a panoramic view to fully appreciate it. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Don Bodger

About the Author: Don Bodger

I've been a part of the newspaper industry since 1980 when I began on a part-time basis covering sports for the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.
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