Flock- a Gathering of Totems

Bridget Bontrager's avatar Bridget Bontrager

FLOCK- A GATHERING OF TOTEMS is a grouping of 5 separate wooden totems, each honoring a different element of my backyard life in the "wild kingdom of Michigan"- deer, turkey, mallards, fish, the stars ... The unifying base color is black, but each totem is decorated with a different central color- blue, red, orange, green and purple. Perched on top of each totem will be a fanciful wooden bird in a corresponding color. I have been intrigued by the idea of totems and inspired by Australian Aboriginal art. After another long, gray winter, I have been itching to create a work that is color saturated and light-hearted.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4'
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Width: 4'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 68 inches