Lyle Wilson's Orca Chief

By Alex Dawkins
Posted in News, on June 18, 2018

Situated above the enormous aquarium in YVR Airport’s International Terminal is a permanent and monumental sculpture by Lyle Wilson and John Nutter titled Orca Chief and the Kelp Forest. This piece was created in 2007 but before it was produced to scale Lyle created a maquette to ensure that the design and proportions were to his liking.

Lyle Wilson Vancouver Airport

Lattimer Gallery has this compact and elegant version of Lyle’s Orca Chief available for $25,000.00 CAD. It measures 52” x 48” x 4” and is constructed from aluminum and powder-coated steel. Lyle belongs to the Haisla culture and is one of the most sought-after Northwest Coast artists working today. In addition to his piece at the Vancouver International Airport, he has completed major commissions for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Consulate in Osaka, Japan.

Lyle Wilson Sculpture