Tofino, British Columbia, Canada: Weeping Cedar Woman

Originally a kind of roving mascot for Canada's early logging blockaders, Weeping Cedar Woman was restored and permanently erected in her artist's hometown in 2016. A surfeit of symbolism in one statue.
366 Campbell St., Tofino, BC, Canada
Downtown, on the Village Green, which is on the south side of Campbell St. between 2nd and 3rd Sts.
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Weeping Cedar Woman.

Weeping Cedar Woman

Carved by Godfrey Stephens. The tears represent the sorrow she feels at the destruction of the forests, with her right hand up to represent stop and her left pointed down to the earth to represent Nature.

[Mike Ashman, 07/15/2018]

Sculpted in 1984, the statue was originally a kind of traveling mascot for Canada's early activist logging blockaders. She was restored and permanently erected in her artist's hometown in 2016.

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