Pacific Northwest artists restore Stanford totem poles to their original grandeur

Among the outdoor sculptures spread throughout Stanford's campus are two towering giants. After weathering years of sun, moisture and insects, the totem poles are receiving needed restoration.

The first totem pole installed on the Stanford campus rests close to the Oval, tucked into a nearby grove of trees. Art Thompson finished the Nuu-chah-nulth style pole, titled Boo-Qwilla, in 1995. The second pole, The Stanford Legacy by Don Yeomans, sits adjacent to the Law School’s Crown Quad and was completed in 2002. Carved in the traditional…

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