Friday, January 13, 2012

House Post at the Seattle Art Museum

Today was my son Guy's birthday, and to celebrate we took the ferry to Seattle to visit the Seattle Art Museum. The Northwest native American art exhibit there is excellent. This is a Kwakwaks'wakw house post ca. 1800. The carvings are massive and deeply incised, giving it great power. The age of the pole shows in the dark fissures and missing areas.

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