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Carving a totem pole

2014/11/26

Fortunate enough to have met Qwaya Sam at the Carving on the Edge Festival. He invited me to see his carving of a totem pole at VIU (Vancouver Island University). I asked if he needed help. He invited me to carve with him. Ecstatic!

Two poles, four carvers. South pole: Qwaya Sam and George Hunt Jr. North pole: Noel Brown and Thomas Jones.

Two tents by the Gathering Place

Two tents by the Gathering Place at VIU, Nanaimo, B.C.

Qwaya with a little bit of pole dancing!

Qwaya with a little bit of pole dancing!

32 foot red cedar tree, won't be many left for future generations to carve with all that logging on the Island!

32 foot red cedar tree, won’t be many left for future generations to carve with all that logging on the Island!

All manner of tools, gouges, chisels, crooked knives and chainsaws

All manner of tools, gouges, chisels, crooked knives and chainsaws

Qwaya Sam, 2014 totem pole carving

Qwaya Sam, 2014 totem pole carving

Texturing the forehead of the Whaler

Texturing the forehead of the Whaler

Paul-Wyse-Seward-and-his-chainsaw-jive

Paul-Wyse-Seward-and-his-chainsaw-jive

Assistant-Pole-Carver

Assistant-Pole-Carver

George-Jr-Hunt

George-Jr-Hunt

Qwaya's handy work

Qwaya’s handy work

... and more handy work

… and more handy work

 

 

 

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