Our treasured addition of my two brothers carvings:
1) Center killerwhale is yellow cedar
inlaid with abalone and ivory was carved by my bother Master Carver Fred Bemis in 1996, and
2) Outside two carvings of the lovebirds, left: eagle, right: raven,
were carved by my other brother John Dale Firestack in 1994..
Our Alaska Hometown Adventure
We stopped by to visit Master Carver brother Fred
to view this tremendous totem pole soon be erected at the Senior Center area.
on a very, very rainy day]
February 25, 2013:
I'm delighted my cousin in Sitka, Alaska
recently came upon (my brother's)
Master Carver Fred Bemis'
earlier killer whale carving when she was at
a garage sale, which she shared with me:
My two brother's intricate Tlingit artwork
that I lovingly own:
|This and the following|
are a set of Lovebirds
is the Eagle)...
|(And, featured here |
is the Raven)...
|Brother Fred Bemis, Master Carver,|
created this spectacular moose antler and abalone
hairpiece worn by his wife Deb...
|Son and Master Carver, Fred Bemis (far right)|
presented this family crest paddle to my Mother for her 80th Birthday.
Also in the photograph are from left to right:
Brother Kevin, cousin James,
and niece Layla holding my pup Lil' Miss Chelsey...
|Nieces Layla and Abby |
|Grand entrance song...|
|Cousin James proudly dancing|
introducing Mom's newly carved traditional Tlingit
paddle in this performance
that was previously presented this evening to her
by son Fred..
|Cousin Darin dancing|
with the other paddle Fred carved...
|This traditional bowl was placed in front of Mom|
and a new song was reverently
provided to both of them...
|The exit dance...|