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You might remember the artistic City Light manhole cover photo I posted in August. I came upon this one near Pioneer Square and was really taken with it. This is one of 32 hatchcovers commissioned in 1976, carved in wood by Tlingit master carver Nathan Jackson, then cast. "Keet" is Tlingit for killer whale. "Nathan Jackson, Master Carver and a Chilkoot Tlingit, has been working in native arts since 1959. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he specialized in fabric design, silkscreen, and graphics. Since 1967, he has been a freelance artist doing traditional style woodcarving, jewelry, and design. Jackson has completed numerous totem poles, screens, panels, and restoration projects. He has instructed woodcarving and design at several colleges, museums, and cultural centers." ~ info from Southeast Alaska Discovery Center Seattle+Seattle+Daily+Photo hatchcover manhole cover killer+whale keet Tlingit+art Tlingit+carving Native+carving Seattle+City+Light Seattle+public+art Nathan+Jackson master+carver orca