Monday, March 31, 2014

Nanaimo students chip in to carve totem - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Carving a legacy for their school
"Students at Dover Bay Secondary School are carving out an exchange of ideas and cultures with help from one of Canada's most renowned artists. Dozens of students are chipping in an hour here, a study block there, to carve a legacy for their school from a section of a 280-year-old cedar tree. Leading the process is Bill Helin, a Tsimshian First Nation artist, jeweller and designer who's work literally found its way around the planet when he created mission uniform patches for space shuttle and International Space Station missions."