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Totems played an important role in the early religious history of North America, as well as Asia, Australia, and Europe. A totem represents a natural or mythical animal to which a person feels a spiritual connection. The term is particularly appropriate to this composition, as the forms emerged almost spontaneously after a few very small adjustments to the stone.

The shallow tray framing the composition was fabricated from charred and brushed (a Japanese technique known as yakisugi) sustainable western red cedar and reclaimed Corian countertop remnants.

Totems- Cub and Mother
Totems- Cub and Mother
31" x 12" x 17"