Totems

by Julie Paschkis

Julie: What piece of art do you remember first noticing or caring about?
Joe: When I was a kid Northgate was brand new and they carved a totem pole there. I remember watching it go up  – the wood shavings on the ground. I liked all of the different faces and animals stacked on top of each other. It was hard to figure out exactly what it was. I’m still looking at totem poles. I look at them every opportunity that I get  – luckily in Seattle there are many of them to look at.

Here are some totem poles from Seattle and Canada.

Here is some of my work. I like stacking things on top of each other  – that’s for sure.

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