Duane Pasco is a noted Northwest Coast Native-Style artist who has been designing, teaching and carving canoes, totem poles, bent-corner boxes, masks, reliefs and more for over 40 years. This last year Duane founded the JayHawk Institute with his wife Betty to pass on and promote their combined knowledge and experience in indigenous Pacific Northwest art and cultural traditions. This time lapse video documents Duane and his apprentice Randi working on a recent project, a totem pole that will debut at a one-man show at the Stonington Gallery in Seattle early this coming June. Duane is 80 years old.
For more on the JayHawk Institute or Duane Pasco and his work visit jayhawkinstitute.org and duanepasco.com
Recorded and produced by Tom Twigg.