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