Eltham totems

Materials: Cedar

Approx size: 0.5x2Metres

Location: Eltham College, Kent.

Date: 1998

The totem poles were constructed by the A level students at Eltham College. The workshops were run over a two month period. The sculptures are sited within the school grounds. The students were each given an 18″x18″ cube of cedar wood to carve their design and through drawings and clay modeling worked on their ideas these were experimented with and tested in combination as the work progressed. Finally the blocks were bolted together and fixed onto firm foundations this ambitious carving project tested and challenged the students, each participant produced a finished piece of work to represent the art department for years to come

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