Carving in Culture

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I’m trying to recreate a pattern used by an aboriginal tribe on a small Taiwanese island. It represents water, or the ocean, a major part of their lives on the island. I’ve seen similar symbols in Hawaiian culture.


The Taiwanese painted it onto their canoes, along with a few other symbols for safe travels. This will be a carved version as a feature in furniture design.


It may sound stupid in Minnesota, but we wouldn’t exist without the ocean. Everyone should take a trip, hiking up the tallest mountains or diving into the ocean. Discover something much bigger than yourself. And what does that make us?


A small reminder what the world has done for us will hopefully put you in a good mood when you set your morning coffee on your new desk. With a coaster of course!

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