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Totems have played an important role in the 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. This composition is intended to call to mind the diverse references to the hawk as guide, guardian, and messenger.

The Korean tray, a casting of 85% mica and graphite, is hand burnished and sealed. Below the lip of the tray are the Chinese characters “shan" and "chuan" (mountains and streams).

Tabletop fountain with driftwood, miniature fisherman figures, and live plants
Totem: Sheltering Wings
14" x 10" x 10"