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The Spirit of Lekwammen "The Land of the Winds" by Richard Krentz & 11 other carvers/artists


The Spirit of Lekwammen "The Land of the Winds" by Richard Krentz & 11 other carvers/artists
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Artwork DescriptionThe totem was made from a single Western red cedar tree that was over 500 years old and took three and a half months to carve. Before it was trimmed to 40 feet, it was the world's tallest totem pole at 180 feet and three inches high.
Artwork StatementTotem was carved prior to the Victoria XV Commonwealth Games.

About Richard Krentz & 11 other carvers/artists

DatesSunshine Coast
Artist BioCoast Salish artist from the Shi'sha'lth (Sechelt) nation, and Chair of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (ATBC).

Details

Artwork TypeFirst Nations
MediumWood, paint
Unveiled dateApril 08, 1994
DimensionsOriginally, 180' 3" (54.94 m), but in 2001 it was trimmed down to 40' (12.19 m).
Reference #3732, 2672
SiteSonghees, near Delta Ocean Pointe Resort (45 Songhees Road)
Art CategoryCivic Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: Invitational / Commissioned
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: Victoria West

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