Geometric patterns of white, black, sonoma sand, brick red, and yellow now grace the pedestrian crossings on Granville St. between W 70th Ave. and W 68th Ave. in Vancouver. The crosswalk was revealed yesterday on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21.
It was designed by Musqueam artist Robyn Sparrow, a weaver in the Coast Salish tradition.
The crosswalk is a celebration of the vitality of the Musqueam community and their artistic traditions, and will help contribute to Musqueam visibility on their unceded territory, reads a statement from the city.
The public art piece is in installed at a location in proximity to Musqueam’s ancient village of c̓əsnaʔəm, known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden.