Tall Kwakiutl Totem Pole
Artist: Kwakiutl, Johnny (Jimmy) Joseph (B1953-), Alert Bay BC
Materials: Cedar paint
Dimensions: 24 1/2” tall, 22 ¼” wingspan, base 5 ¾” x 5 ½”
Description: This tall totem features great well carved imagery featuring a Thunderbird with a face carved on his chest and a seated Bird/human figure at the bottom. Painted in great old and original pigments of red, green, blue and black. Signed on the bottom “Jimmy Joseph Kwakiutl, Alert Bay Raven Wrenn”. Huge impressive wingspan and deep sculptural carving.
Jimmy resides in Alert Bay and has been carving for over 40 years. His work is highly sought after.