The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rick Bartow (1946-2016)
Rick Bartow (1946-2016)
We Were Always Here, 2012
Old-growth Western red cedar, Port Orford cedar, old-growth Douglas fir, oak, maple, stain, sealer
Commissioned from the artist 2011 (26/8852)
In creating these two poles from a single old-growth cedar tree, artist Rick Bartow has drawn on the patterns and symbols from his Northern California Native heritage. These include Bear's conscientious and protective role as a healer and Raven's playful and sometimes comical acts that shaped the world and human society. The pole bases' horizontal pattern references the changing tides of Oregon mudfloats and symbolizes the flow of knowledge and inheritance--in Bartow's words, "the movement down to generations or up through the generations... like little waves."
Erected by National Museum of the American Indian. (Marker Number 26/8852.)
Location. 38° 53.317′ N, 77° 1.023′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest. Touch for map. On the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20565, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? (here, next to this marker); Restoration of the Land (here, next to this marker); Upland Hardwood Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); Sassafras • Wináhk (Wee-nock) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: West (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); Meadow (within shouting distance of this marker); Traditional Croplands (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Categories. • Anthropology • Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans •
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