Native Carved Bear Totem
This beautifully Hand carved totem Pole by West Coast First Nations artist Mr. Gino Seward measures 12 Inches in height and 4 inches in width and depth. With bold lines and designs wrought in tradition, Gino's Coast Salish and Kwakuitl background shine through in his artwork.
The Bear in Northwest West Coastal Native Culture represents strength and learned humility through motherhood and teaching and is an important family crest associated with family and children. Sometime referred to as the protector of the animal kingdom and forests, the Bear is a well respected member of the community and can sometimes be referred to as an elder or a person that has passed on to a new life.
Artist Gino Seward
Gino Seward began carving at the age of ten, and has now been carving for over 20 years. He credits his grandfather, William Robertson, and his cousin, Jackson Robertson, with inspiring him to carve. Gino particularly enjoys carving in yellow cedar. He is known for his deep, detailed style.,?p>