Friday, March 28, 2008

west coast totem detail

west coast totem detail, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Found this not far from home, on the museum grounds.

A totem pole that had been carved and raised over 25 years ago.

It is a deeply beautiful piece and this is but a part of it.

Hope to spend more time there again.

Canon EOS 30D, shutter 1/30, f5.6, 49mm, iso100


BouBou's said...

I love it! I love how you can see the wood grain, and how it looks like wrinkled skin.


concretegodmother said...

i read boubou's comment and then looked at the photo again, and it made me realize just how accurate the carvers were when they chose the exact piece of wood and location on the wood for carving this face. every line of grain aligns correctly. it's gorgeous! and i love the deep age and moisture cracks in the wood, too. always do.

Sandie said...

very nice photo of a beautiful piece of art!

Anonymous said...

Great picture. Such a solemn face. I hope you show us more of it soon.

Yankee, Transferred said...

What great texture in this photograph. I love it!

Yankee, Transferred said...

What great texture in this photograph. I love it!

Karin said...

Oh, I love the textures in this! Everyone else beat me to it, but I had to add my two cents as well. :)

Scrivener said...

I love all the lines of woodgrain.

marianne said...

very striking! the grain and detailed carving is just awesome!

Cloudscome said...

So beautiful! And your photo really brings out the personality.

Moi said...

you have done just justice to the texture...this reminds me of the totem pole we spotted on a grey misty day close to Pike Market in Seattle...the lack of light spoiled all my plans of getting a decent image of it :(((

Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful. The grain looks like fingerprints.

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