Celebrating Flight

Celebrating Flight

Every totem pole tells a story and I wish I had more information about this twelve metre totem pole's story but there isn't a lot out there. What I can tell you is that it stands in the atrium of the creatively named Link Building that joins the departure and arrival terminals at the Vancouver airport. The YVR Art Foundation site gave me the artist's name, Don Yeomans and the name of the artwork itself, Celebrating Flight, but nothing else.

Looking at it, I can definitely see a beaver carved into it and I think the bird at the top is a raven. Around the other side is a frog along with what I think is a bear. Anyway, if someone has some good info, let me know because I'd love to hear it.

Of course, if I had been smart, I would have looked when I was there to see if there was a plaque with information written on it and taken a photo of that. Then again, I was in the airport waiting for my flight to Germany and had a bunch of stuff on my mind. CHECK THAT: I do have a photo where you can see the plaque. You can read the name of the totem, but the rest of the type is too small to read. It was also not specifically a shot of the plaque, it just happened to be in one of the other shots so, like I said, if I had been thinking…

It really is a magnificent thing to behold and I love the somewhat unique colouring. Most totem poles are red and black but this one takes a different track and is blue and green. It actually has a strip of green LEDs running up the side of it which doesn't sound so appropriate, but works rather well in the evenings creating a nice ambiance. The coloured, curved items hanging from the roof are an artistic recreation of he northern lights which makes the whole blue/green colour scheme make sense.

It really works beautifully with the glass and steel of the atrium. If you're going through YVR, don't make the mistake of only checking out the Jade Canoe - although that is a masterpiece - take a wander and check out Celebrating Flight.

Sadly, I only have one other image of a totem pole - in Stanley Park - but you can check it out in the gallery.

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Celebrating Flight

Celebrating Flight

Every totem pole tells a story and I wish I had more information about this twelve metre totem pole's story but there isn't a lot out there. What I can tell you is that it stands in the atrium of the creatively named Link Building that joins the departure and arrival terminals at the Vancouver airport. The YVR Art Foundation site gave me the artist's name, Don Yeomans and the name of the artwork itself, Celebrating Flight, but nothing else.

Looking at it, I can definitely see a beaver carved into it and I think the bird at the top is a raven. Around the other side is a frog along with what I think is a bear. Anyway, if someone has some good info, let me know because I'd love to hear it.

Of course, if I had been smart, I would have looked when I was there to see if there was a plaque with information written on it and taken a photo of that. Then again, I was in the airport waiting for my flight to Germany and had a bunch of stuff on my mind. CHECK THAT: I do have a photo where you can see the plaque. You can read the name of the totem, but the rest of the type is too small to read. It was also not specifically a shot of the plaque, it just happened to be in one of the other shots so, like I said, if I had been thinking…

It really is a magnificent thing to behold and I love the somewhat unique colouring. Most totem poles are red and black but this one takes a different track and is blue and green. It actually has a strip of green LEDs running up the side of it which doesn't sound so appropriate, but works rather well in the evenings creating a nice ambiance. The coloured, curved items hanging from the roof are an artistic recreation of he northern lights which makes the whole blue/green colour scheme make sense.

It really works beautifully with the glass and steel of the atrium. If you're going through YVR, don't make the mistake of only checking out the Jade Canoe - although that is a masterpiece - take a wander and check out Celebrating Flight.

Sadly, I only have one other image of a totem pole - in Stanley Park - but you can check it out in the gallery.

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Taken: 2009-05-12 14:33:32
Posted: 2012-01-31 | 15:39


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