We're in this together!
There is Hope for Healing
A few weeks before COVID, I created this totem stick and I’m struck by how the name seems to fit this awful moment in time.
A totem pole for your wall, this wall sculpture is made of stoneware shards mounted to a poplar “stick”. The shards are covered with black slip, then carved in the sgraffito technique. Fired to 2167 degrees F, then mounted to a poplar “stick”, with bumpers at the bottom to protect your wall.
So what do these totems and symbols mean?
- Hummingbird – In some cultures, the hummingbird is considered the strongest totem – a warrior spirit. It is also a symbol of perseverance, healing and strength.
- Feather symbol- Feathers are often associated with warriors and chiefs, but they also represent prayer. Ancient Native Americans believed that prayers were carried to the Great Spirit on the wings of an eagle.
- Woodpecker – Called “Biskinik” in Choctaw, the woodpecker is known as the news bird. In fact, the Choctaw newspaper is named The Biskinik. The way the woodpecker “knocks” on a tree symbolizes opportunity knocking.
Ready to Hang
Ready to hang with a D hook on the back. Perfect for that slice of wall next to a door or window – or select more than one for a grouping with big impact.
- Handcrafted by the artist, personally
- Supplies hand picked from the best US suppliers
- Card explaining totems included
- Exclusively featured here – you won’t find anywhere else
33 x 6 x 1″, stoneware, slips, mounted poplar
©Carolyn Bernard Young