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Registered: December 2009
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The texturing on this totem pole caused by the weather is very apparent both to the eye and to the touch.

This six metre tall cedar totem was commissioned by the B.C. Centennial Commission and presented to Manitoba to celebrate the 100th anniversary of B.C.'s entry into Confederation in 1871.

This portion is part of the base which shows a chief wrapped in a ceremonial blanket, representing the foundation of the Kwakiutl people of Vancouver Island.

Carved by Henry Hunt (1923-1985) One of his totem poles stands in Berkhamsted, England

By the turn of the century the totem was worn by the elements and rot had set into the wood. Local artist Dwayne Ball approached the Legislature with a plan to repair and restore it. In 2006 he spent four weeks on site doing just that.

It would appear that another round of restoration is needed.

Nik detail extractor (25,6,6,normal)
CS5 curves (set to black point .50 normal)

f4.5 1/80 105mm

Taken September 3, 2016.
· Date: Sun June 11, 2017 · Views: 137 ·
Keywords: totem pole, Henry Hunt, weathered textures
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D7100
Lens Make / Focal Length: AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
Filter / Type Used: uv
Flash / Type Used: n/a
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: daily walk
State / County / Area Image taken: Winnipeg, Mb.
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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Sun June 11, 2017 5:58am

Good to hear the totem pole will be restored and maintained for years to come so it will be viewable to generations on generations. Perfect for the theme - especially liking the closeup showing the weathered textures. Colors look like they are holding up well in spite of the exposure to the elements.

Registered: June 2013
Posts: 1,763
Wed June 14, 2017 4:31pm

It certainly does need some attention Jan! I was unable to recognise what it was until I read your notes.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Thu June 15, 2017 7:05am

I guess it should have had some protective procedure prior to painting. Very easy to see the weathering Jan and a good example,

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