In moments of reverence and love, we as human beings are sometimes called by our deeper self to state, for the record of life, the great accomplishments and heroic deeds of a person’s life. To express this in a symbolism of a culture, country or idea we must use a language. On the west coast the totem has taken the form of this story-telling stage to memorialize everyone and everything in this world.
As you tell me of their deeds and noble actions, we create an animal or super natural creature to portray the members of your family, fellowship triumphs or acts of noble devotion and deeds of close companions. A vision starts and comes into reality of your timeless journey through the path of life with your soul-mates of this wondrous exploration.
Now with a strong vision in mind we can start with the sketch and design. Next is to choose the cedar wood and size. The design on the right is to be in cedar 5 foot high 17 inches wide.
This totem is a tribute to a life of love and compassion, hence the marriage of the frog, land and sea, turtle to symbolize the feminine and masculine forms of wife and husband, and the strength, love and protection of mother earth in the image of the bear. Holding the turtle symbolizes wisdom, knowledge and perseverance. The turtle kissing the frog in super natural communication ensures the marriage will stay in focus and good communication will be the house of their love, since the frog is the linguist of the earth and speaks the language of all the animals, humans and ancestors. A pivotal creature in the diplomacy of love in this world here on earth.