Whether for a business setting or personal environment, commissioning artwork for your space can express a corporate or intimate narrative, giving you the opportunity to visually communicate the story you want. Fazakas Gallery has been an expert in commissioning artworks ranging from office buildings and commercial spaces to residential homes and outdoor areas. In handling both small and large scale projects, we will assist you in every step of the way in acquiring completely unique pieces that best suit your needs. Through an engaging and rewarding process, we will connect you with emerging or established artists to ensure that the artwork you select is the right fit for your budget, and allow you to have a lasting connection with the piece you desire. We ensure an effortless process for all parties involved by handling the development of the piece from concept to installation, helping you fulfill your creative vision.
TOTEM POLE HISTORY
Totem poles, each carved from a single trunk, are among the largest works created by Northwest Coast artists. Most totem poles are made from Western red cedar, a rot-resistant tree that is straight-grained and easy to carve. Traditionally, free-standing totem poles were placed before houses to proclaim the identity and status of the owners; some, called housefront poles, stood up against the centre front of houses. These and other types of poles were carved and decorated with paint to display the owners’ family history, ancestors, crests and myths. When a pole is raised, the history it tells is publicly declared, along with the names, rights and property of the owner.
Today, totem poles have also become an artistic means of expressing personal or corporate narratives, giving owners the opportunity to visually communicate their story. LaTiesha Fazakas’ portfolio includes numerous commissions and management of large scale projects such as custom totem poles, some ranging from 30′-35′ high. Please contact us to view our portfolio.