KNOB HILL—The newest monolith was unveiled at the Cape Scott Wind Farm this week as a blessing ceremony was held for a totem pole erected on site.
The pole is the co-creation of renowned Kwakiutl carvers Stan Hunt and Mervyn Child.
Hunt explained at the ceremony that the piece was in three parts, the primary figure a black bear in recognition of the bears that roam the area. It stands over a Hawkman Sun Figure. “I just learned that the wind comes from the sun,” explained Hunt, “so that represents that: the sun powers all this,” he said gesturing to the turbines.
Hunt explained that the third figure, on the back of the piece, was a tribute to his father. “Without him I wouldn’t be here, so I try and include him in all my pieces.”
Following the ceremony, a group of local schoolchildren performed a series of dances to close out the event.