Ancient totem poles found in the Pacific Northwest are highly-personalized, familial treasures that communicate lineage and spiritual heritage. These sacred objects are codified with tribal symbolism and no two totems are the same.
As a contemporary totem maker, I continue ancestral practice while incorporating new materials and forms. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and intended to bring the owner inspiration and wellbeing.
Stephanie “Littlebird” Fogel is an indigenous artist, writer, and maker hailing from Portland, Oregon. Drawing connections between our collective past and imminent future, Fogel mixes her own tribal traditions with contemporary materials and subject matter.
Fogel graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon (2015), her work has been featured by the United Nations, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Oregon Bee Project, and the U.S. Postal Service.