Welcome Figure Sculpture

Tacoma, Washington

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.


tacoma qwalsius, the welcome figure at tollefson plaza

Welcome Figure (T15A0058)


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