Don Yeomans is one of the most established and respected Northwest Coast artists in Canada. He is a master carver and has made several important totem poles including a totem to represent communication for the McMichael Museum in Ontario, and a totem to represent flight for the Vancouver Airport (both poles are pictured below). Don is an adaptive artist and is great at incorporating the client and their narrative into the carving of the pole. He would be an excellent option for making a custom piece. His prices reflect his experience, and he would be one of the more expensive options.
Dogfish Woman Pole
Dogfish Woman is an excellent example of Yeomans’ meticulous carving. The pole is unpainted and it highlights the beauty of the natural wood. It depicts a high-status woman at the top of the pole followed by a supernatural dogfish being that is holding onto a frog with its human-like hands. It is carved from a red cedar log, and measures 9’ H x 27 1/2″ W x 20″ D.