Photo by Katarina Sabados
matriarch indigenous mural
Artist(s): Siobhan Joseph

The Matriarch

Completed: 2019

Artist Siobhan Joseph from the Squamish Nation was inspired by her late mother, the matriarch of her family, who was outspoken, who protested, and loved children. Joseph had a vision of a woman standing in a welcoming pose, with a man and elder woman on either side representing the men and elders of her community supporting her. The matriarch is depicted wearing red to honour the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and situated in the natural landscape of the land, mountains and sea, to represent connectedness.

Siobhan Joseph for the Vancouver Mural Festival

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 2301 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5T1M6 Get Directions