All around the world there are communities that have traditionally made totem poles.
It has been said that the story a totem pole tells is like a poem. Many things are said with only a few words.
The meanings of the designs on totem poles are as varied as the cultures which produce them. Some have spiritual connotations. Some are merely artistic endeavours.
Stories and events depicted in the symbolic poles are passed down to new generations. In this way, totem poles preserve cultural and social histories.
My totem poles evoke family stories and events. They depict old traditions and indicate future directions.They encapsulate symbolism and artistic endeavour. Their meanings are very fluid.