Tsonqua - Seattle, WA
Posted by: Metro2
N 47° 36.024 W 122° 20.008
10T E 550103 N 5272103
Quick Description: This 1975 totem is located in Seattle's Occidental Square.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2011 11:31:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMC1XQ
The small plaque accompanying this totem has text in several languages, the portion in English reads:
This totem is also waymarked in the Seattle Art & Seek category (WM46FF) which informs us of the following:
"This totem is called Tsonqua. She is facing Bear and when they were originally installed, there was a garden between them. The garden has since been replaced with bricks and now you can walk between them.
Tsonqua is carved from cedar and has been painted. She is approximately 12 feet tall. The base she sits on is made from concrete. She is a mythical giant from Northwest Indian Lore. She is very welcoming with her arms outstretched. She was installed here in 1987.
She was initially sculpted in 1973 by Duane Pasco for Richard White. She was displayed at White's restaurant, Kiana Lodge. In 1985 White donated the totems to the City of Seattle. Pasco refinished the totems and they were placed in Occidental Square in 1987."
There are three other totems by the same artist at this park.
Type of wood carving: Totem pole
Artist's Name: Duane Pasco
Approximate size/height: c. 30 feet
Type of wood: cedar
Other type: Not listed
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the wooden carving.
"Visited" only remarks will not be accepted.