Known historically to the Puyallup people as spuy’elepebS the section of land now called Tollefson Plaza is home to a female welcome figure standing approximately 24ft tall. This was a commission which faced many complications and challenges and marked an important partnership between the City of Tacoma, Puyallup tribe and Tacoma Art Museum. Highly innovated, a metal support system was devised and embedded within the sculpture for it’s structural support. It signifies Puyallup as well as the greater Coast Salish communities presence in the modern era.