The totem is an age old form. Spiritual, powerful, evocative. A marker of presence and life. A lightning rod connecting the sky to the earth. The totem has been a symbol of wonder about our place in the universe wherever humanity has stopped to gaze at the stars and look for purpose. These new incarnations bring that power to the present; they hold the meaning that totems have always held and carry it into our modern lives.
The Series 7 totems are larger-than-human pillars turned from a single timber of western red cedar or Canadian douglas fir. They can be made singly or in numbers and make a commanding statement in a room or garden.
The Series 5 totems are best in clusters where their blacks and whites, shadows and spaces vibrate and move together. They are made from solid poplar with oil pigments.
Totems are available by commission and through Mayberry Fine Art in Toronto