The Hands of Time: Carving Canoe Paddle

by Crystal Przybille
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    Crystal Przybille - The Hands of Time: Carving Canoe Paddle - Click to view full size image


The paddle element of this sculpture was designed by First Nations artist, Clarence "Butch" Dick (Yux’wey’lupton). The sculpture references Lekwungen culture, both past and present.

It is one of 12 bronze sculptures of life-size hands engaged in activities that symbolize the Capital City's history and identity can be explored around downtown Victoria. Explore and discover these artworks with The Hands of Time Walking Tour Brochure.

The artworks are located around Victoria's Inner Harbour, with one art piece at City Hall, The Hudson, along the Songhees Walkway, and another at the top of Beacon Hill at Beacon Hill Park. The artworks can be found on buildings, lamp standards, rocks in landscaped areas, and on bedrock.

About Crystal Przybille