Seattle Seattle


American oak, 240x70x70 cm

A statue dedicated to Chief Seattle because of his speech to the American government in 1854. The speech tells about  the intense feeling he has, as an Indian, of being so tightly connected to and dependent of the earth and everything that lives on our planet.

At the same time he criticizes the behavior of the white man who disturbs  the harmony in nature with his superior attitude. The words of Seattle don’t only blame ‘the white man’ in his day, but went into history as an appeal against all forms of alienation, depletion and suppression.

The scull of an animal with horns shows the cycle of live and death. In the horns you can see symbols of the beginning of life.  A quote from the speech is decorating the columns.