Commissioned Totem Poles

These Calvin Hunt commissioned totem poles are examples of the variety of styles and elements available for commission. For further information, please contact us by email: calvinhunt@telus.net or call 250 230-4051.

City of Duncan, BC

Thunderbird;

Guardian Spirit holding a Canoe;

City of Duncan founder, William Chalmers Duncan; Thunderbird, Killerwhale (dorsal fin added); and Woman who represents our Chief Makers, who is holding a Frog. These figures are based on stories of the Cowichan Valley tribes.

 

Five salmon adorn the back, again representing the five tribes, with tertiary lines that represent fish weirs. There are also water splashes that represent the mountains and the rivers within the area.

 

Camp Nor'wester Pole 2018 34'

Camp Nor'wester Pole 2018 34'

Camp Nor'wester Pole 2018 (2)

Camp Nor'wester Pole 2018 (2)

Camp Nor'wester Pole 2018 (3)

Camp Nor'wester Pole 2018 (3)

Camp Nor'wester Pole 2018 34' (4)

Camp Nor'wester Pole 2018 34' (4)

36ft_cranmer_family_pole_umista_museum_a

36ft_cranmer_family_pole_umista_museum_a

Eagle, Bear, Whale, Warrior, Frog

Eagle, Bear, Whale, Warrior, Frog

The Eagle on top represents the village of Tsakis; he was the first Ancestor to come here and take off his dress becoming human to build the first house. The Bear biting onto Whale is a theme that was done over and over again by Charlie James and this is my first attempt - I am really happy with the outcome. The Woman represents Winilagalis Warrior Spirit giving birth to a Frog who brought great wealth to our Chief, Tommy Hunt and the crest that comes from our great great grandmother, Anisalaga.

Eagle, Bear, Whale, Warrior, Frog

Eagle, Bear, Whale, Warrior, Frog

The Eagle on top represents the village of Tsakis; he was the first Ancestor to come here and take off his dress becoming human to build the first house. The Bear biting onto Whale is a theme that was done over and over again by Charlie James and this is my first attempt - I am really happy with the outcome. The Woman represents Winilagalis Warrior Spirit giving birth to a Frog who brought great wealth to our Chief, Tommy Hunt and the crest that comes from our great great grandmother, Anisalaga.

Komox 20'

Komox 20'

Thunderbird at the top, Killer Whale and Guardian Spirit. 2014 These crests represent the four families of the Komox people.

Komox 20'

Komox 20'

Sun at the top, Bear and Guardian Spirit. 2014 These crests represent the four families of the Komox people.

Canadian Aboriginal War Veterans

Canadian Aboriginal War Veterans

Victoria, BC, 18' Kwakwaka’wakw Pole honouring Canadian Aboriginal War Veterans commissioned by the Tillicum Veterans Care Society located at The Lodge at Broadmead. Commissioined from Kwakwaka’wakw artist Calvin Hunt, assisted by Mervyn Child and John Livingston.

Legend of Queneesh

Legend of Queneesh

20’, 3’ Kwagu’l Totem Pole by Calvin Hunt Eagle spirit with Man holding onto a canoe, City of Comox, Airport, 2009

Houses Posts and dance screen

Houses Posts and dance screen

Palo Alto, CA, Cantor Arts Centre, Stanford University, Rehmus Family Gallery. Two Kwakwaka’wakw 11’6” House posts, 3’6” diameter; One 16’ Sisiutl lentil beam. Dance screen 10’ x 16’. 2006 by Calvin Hunt

Kwakwaka’wakw totem pole

Kwakwaka’wakw totem pole

Kwakwaka’wakw fine Northwest Coast art by Kwakiutl artist, Calvin Hunt. Internationally renown for totem poles and masks.

Calvin Hunt fine art

Calvin Hunt fine art

Kwakwaka’wakw fine Northwest Coast art by Kwakiutl artist, Calvin Hunt. Internationally renown for totem poles and masks.

Calvin Hunt Raven and Whale

Calvin Hunt Raven and Whale

Unpainted, fully d-adzed Kwakwaka’wakw fine Northwest Coast art by Kwakiutl artist, Calvin Hunt. Internationally renown for totem poles and masks.

Raven and Whale

Raven and Whale

Unpainted, fully d-adzed Kwakwaka’wakw fine Northwest Coast art by Kwakiutl artist, Calvin Hunt. Internationally renown for totem poles and masks.

Eagle, Whale and Bear holding Salmon

Eagle, Whale and Bear holding Salmon

22’, 3’ Totem pole, Vancouver, BC 2008 Calvin Hunt

Entrance Totem Pole

Entrance Totem Pole

Humpspek Totem Pole

Humpspek Totem Pole

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