Monday, February 01, 2010

Theme Day: Wood


Theme Day:  Wood
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This is the Evergreen State, and you are going to find endless possibilities for a "Wood" theme day around here. I'm having a little fun letting the Space Needle provide a mid-century modern "hat" for this 30 foot cedar totem pole on the campus of Seattle Center. At it's base is a Keet (Orca), and above it a Raven, then a Bear with a Salmon, and a Hawk keeping watch over all at the top. It was carved by master carvers Earl Muldoe, Victor Mowatt, and Duane Pasco in the 'Ksan style (the Gitxsan people of the Upper Skeena River area of British Columbia).
Wood is our first of the month CDPB theme today, click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

22 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is great. Very clever. I wonder how many times people have walked past this place without noticing this juxtaposition. Being a Daily Photo blogger does make one more observant of the city around you.

An Affair With Fashion said...

Nice trick! I love it!

brattcat said...

A playful composition, indeed.

Jim Klenke said...

I was thinking from the portal, there is no way the space needle is wood. Neat totem pole.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i love this. truly excellent carvers and a great post for theme day

katney said...

Ha! Love it!

I think I miss theme day since I closed out YVDP,but I should go have a look at the portal ans see what everyone's come up with.

Chuck Pefley said...

Who wooda thunk! The Space Needle made of wood is a clever idea, Kim. Very nicely done!! This could become a theme of its own ... odd and clever Needle juxtapositions ... remember the Needle as Christmas Tree I did last December? I think we're on to book material, don't you?

Young Heroes said...

love it :-)

this site makes me miss seattle so much!

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow Kim, this is just amazing!

slinger said...

haha! Very clever!

Paul Rodriguez said...

It looks seamless.

Virginia said...

Oh you just take a big ole bow for this one sistah! THAT'S TERRIFIC!
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Hilda said...

Hahaha! And I thought someone just had fun carving a totem with the Space Needle top! :)

I love that you explained the animals carved on the totem. I'm not used to the style yet and would never have guessed what they were. Thank you. I love this!

Louis la Vache said...

EXCELLENT juxtaposition, Kim! Woo hoo!

Laurie said...

SO cool!!!!!!!

Louis la Vache said...

Kim - apropos to your comment at Hilda's "My Manila" about St.Ignatius in San Francisco...

Carraol said...

Great composition and the angle is perfect, at first sight, thought what a marvelous work, a modern totem, but the wonderful work you did it! Warm greetings from Mexico.

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot and great totem and info. The space Needle tops it perfectly.

Thanks for going for a walk in the woods with me.

Yes, we are the Evergreen State~~~~and certaintly proud of it. LOL MB

Tash said...

A marvel of a composition. I am so in awe of how you link the quintesential Seattle city views with the theme day!

Jilly said...

What a clever one you are! A brilliant post for Theme Day - no, for any day! I love the way the trees seem to lean in and frame, almost protect, the totem pole.

Bibi said...

Ha! Very clever! And why didn't the original Space Needle buildings think of that to tie in the NW with the Fair??

hhhhheidi said...

I absolutely love this picture! Very cool!



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