Mythical Bird

Did you know?

Raven, coyote, birds and classic female forms make up this monumental carving. We are looking for the story that Dudley imagined when he created this piece. Coyote and raven played a part in many of Dudley’s pieces, and the female face forms are absolutely classic Dudley and seem to depict the Native American power of four. This piece is mounted on a double platform which provides seating.

Artist: Dudley Carter

Medium: Yellow Cedar

Date: September 16, 1995

Fun Facts

Didley Carter was born May 6, 1891, in British Columbia, Canada. He lived to be 101 years old. Still active at 100 years old, Dudley carved “Mythical Bird” in 1980.

He worked in the forest industry as a faller using a two belted ax. Carvings he made reflected the Indian heritage as the sculptued forms included spiritual images accomplished through the ax as a carving tool.


Pioneer Park, SE 68th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040, USA

Where is it?

In Pioneer Park off of SE 68th Street, across from the Fire Station.

Connected Stories

Other pieces of Dudley’s work are on display at Slough House Park on the Sammamish River Trail, 7447 159th Place NE, Redmond

A monumental wood carving of Native American Icons.