The Fraser Totem pole is a truly family focused design.
The 12 foot – 12″ X 12″ cedar beam came from a century old barn that was removed to construct their custom home. It was covered to focus on the family. Each family member was represented by a animal. I carved them in a ‘Haida’ style.
The carving from the bottom to the top has the following animals: frog, fox, bobcat, raccoon, beaver and eagle.
The totem was initially carved with chainsaws then finished with power tools, sanders and varathene.
The totem was erected inside their new home in the living room.
I have provided some of the pictures during the process.