|Title||Dudley Carter (sculptor) and two unidentified men inspecting a log for Sand Point totem pole project, unknown location, August 1960 |
|Notes||Dudley Carter is the at center.|
PH Coll 795.7
|Contextual Notes||Dudley Carter was a wood sculptor who creatied his massive pieces using a double bladed woodsman's axe. He was born to a pioneer family in New Westminster, British Columbia in 1891. Carter's family operated logging camps in the Pacific Northwest, and at age 15 he moved to Alert Bay where he lived among the totem carving Kwakiutl Indians. He spent many years working in the lumbering business as a timber cruiser and forest engineer before he began experimenting with art and sculpture at age 39. Carter continued working as both a woodsman and sculptor for the next forty years. He remained an active sculptor past the age of 100 before his death in 1992. Some of his influential works include "The Ram" and "The Goddess of the Forest."|
On August 11, 1960, Dudley Carter began the public carving of a 52-foot red cedar tree into a totem pole. He used a double-bitted faller's axe for the project. The carving took place at the Westlake Mall in Seattle through September 2, 1960. Once completed, the pole was placed at the main gate of the Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle. The carving was arranged by the Thunderbirds, a group of 450 enlisted Naval Air Reservists from the Sand Point Naval Air Station.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Carter, Dudley |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Logs; Sculptors--United States--Washington (State) |
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State) |
|Digital Collection||Society and Culture Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Dudley Carter Totem Pole Carving for Sand Point Naval Air Station Photograph Collection. PH Coll 795 |
|Repository Collection Guide||To view the finding aid for this collection see: http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcoll/findaids/docs/photosgraphics/CarterDudleyTotemPolePHColl795.xml |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9800XL at 300 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 6 and resized to 768x610 ppi. 2009. |