HAIDA FRONTAL HOUSE POLE
30 by 24 by 1
Acrylic on Canvas
|Description:||Cultural Style Haida.Located at the front of the carving studio next to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria B.C.
Carvers Gerry Marks, Richard Hunt and Tim Hall.|
|Artist's Comments: ||Victoria is home to many totem poles and other First Nations art and it was hard to know what to look at first.
The original pole stood in front of a house in Cumshewa, Haida Gwaii, (Queen Charlotte Island)
The top figure is a whale below which is a bear with 2 human cubs. These figures may illustrate the Bear Mother story about a woman who marries a bear and gives birth to half-human, half-bear children who become founders of lineages who may claim the Bear as their crest.|