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Untitled by Mungo Martin

Untitled by Mungo Martin
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Artwork DescriptionWorld's tallest free-standing totem pole and world's fourth tallest. Restored in 2002.
Artwork StatementKwakiutl tribal chief Mungo Martin, his son David, and Henry Hunt carved the totem from a 133-foot cedar from Sooke. In 2000, the pole waas taken down as the wood had rotted and deteriorated. Many volunteers and experts in wood restoration restored the totem pole and it was re-installed on Oct. 29, 2001. On Nov. 3, 2001, the pole was unveiled and dedicated once again.

About Mungo Martin

Dates1879-1962 in Fort Rupert, BC


Artwork TypeMural
MediumCedar, paint
Unveiled dateFebruary 07, 1956
Dimensions127'7" tall - 38.8 metres
Reference #3746
SiteBeacon Hill Park, near Dallas Road entrance.
Art CategoryCivic Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: Invitational / Commissioned
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: Fairfield



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