Totem Pole Carving in Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Pole Carving in Ketchikan, Alaska

After our delicious crab early lunch, we headed over to check out some totem pole carving at the Alaskan Rainforest Sanctuary.

We walk over to the totem carving shed to see this beauty in progress.

The Totem artist explaining what step he is on now.

He says the whole process will take him about 4 months and he is 3 months into it right now, and this is his first independent project, but has been an apprentice for many years now.

What his final project will be. Notice the hidden Mickey in the corner of this picture!

David and I are both amazed and while we have no real artistic capabilities, we feel inspired. This totem is planned for the raptor center, which is next door and where we are headed next, the bird sanctuary.

29 responses to “Totem Pole Carving in Ketchikan, Alaska”

  1. Such amazing things to experience. Before I was six years old, I wished to see narrow gorges flanked by high, snow-capped mountains and filled with the deepest, bluest water. With steep green trees. In later years, I recognised this in pictures and even more later wondered if I reincarnated. Where did this fixation come from? We had no similar pictures or even television.

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  2. Wow, this looks absolutely amazing – your trip is just getting better and better! We had a chance to see totem poles for the very first time in Vancouver and while travelling to Calgary and every single one of them were incredibly beautiful!

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    • They are beautiful and we are thinking about giving it a try at making one, it wont look like one of those, but figured lets try it and see. Going to work on it until the winter. If it is good, we will post it, if it is not, then —- I will never mention it again, ha!

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