Welcome Figure Sculpture
Tollefson Plaza, Pacific Ave @ S 17th St
Sculptor Qwalsius, or Shaun Peterson, specializes in Coast Salish art. In 2010 he carved the 24-foot-tall Welcome Figure sculpture that stands n Tollefson Plaza across the street from the Tacoma Art Museum.
The Welcome Figure shows a woman in traditional dress with her hand held in an open welcome gesture. The sculpture pays tribute to the Native Americans of the region including Qwalsius' own Puyallup Tribe.
Welcome Figure (T15A0058)