Friday, April 29, 2011

More Art at the Spadina Subway


These are K'san Village house posts which are to be found just inside the entrance to the main Spadina subway station. Installed in 1979 and carved from British Columbia cedar by artists from the Gitksan Tribe of Hazelton B.C., the posts represent an owl, wolf, and hawk. House posts are much shorter than totem poles and were traditionally used as support posts inside a house.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I like those.

LĂșcia said...

Love the hawk and its fierce look. ;-)
Have a good weekend!

Regina K said...

Cool would love a house post.

EG Wow said...

Very cool! I like these a LOT!

Jack said...

I like these. They provide a bit of history and culture to absorb while passing through.

Linda said...

I've visited the 'Ksan village in BC. Very impressive carvings.

Crafty Green Poet said...

these are very impressive!

Eyeliquor said...

Master Carvers!
Thank you for showing Red Pat