Killer Whale Thunderbird Totem

Artist: Odin Lonning

Artist Statement: "I was commissioned by Everett Community College to carve a Killer Whale and Thunderbird totem derived from a concept by former faculty member and carver Abner Johnson. My totem is predominantly carved and painted in traditional Tlingit style and colors to honor Abner, who was also Tlingit. Additionally, I enjoyed the challenge of creating a large, sculpted Killer Whale to showcase Tlingit or Northern Coastal formline, and to celebrate Puget Sound’s endangered orcas. Killer whales are sacred to the Tlingit. In my artwork, I aspire to promote both cultural and ecological awareness."

Location: Between Baker Hall and Monte Cristo Hall

Artist Website: http://www.odinlonning.com 

 

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