Tallest Totem Pole
Marcia Semenoff

Carved by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Mungo Martin, this 127 ft. totem pole was the tallest in the world when it was installed in 1956.  It sits in Beacon Hill Park, land set aside in 1858 by Sir James Douglas, governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island. Overlooking Juan de Fuca Strait, the totem pole can be found at the Dallas Road entrance to the park. 

For further information email IslandIllustrators at contact@islandillustrators.org or 
Marcia Semenoff (President) 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

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Victoria, B.C., Canada

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