Artist Leah Pipe
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White pencil on indigo watercolour wash on Arches acid free paper
14” x 10”
Port Edward, close to Prince Rupert (BC north coast) employed many regional peoples to work the salmon canneries. So many people (from local villages) worked there that it became a small community onto itself complete with vendors, boardwalks, cabins and families. This piece is a portrait of an elder, on a pipe-smoking break from her cannery shift work. Circa 1915-1918