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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 25 August 2013 in Art & Design.

The Maiden of Deception Pass from a Samish tribal story. According to tribal tradition, the maiden saved her tribe from starvation by agreeing to marry a man of the sea who had fallen in love with her as she gathered sea food.

The carving was completed, after a year of work by Tracy Powell, in 1983. The large cedar log used was donated by the U.S. Forest Service.

This carving is located in Deception Pass State Park which is the finest Washington State park I've visited to date.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Such stories are very interesting. The sculpture is stunning.

25 Aug 2013 5:29am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

She looks mad and is about to bash someone with that fish:) Still it's a great image beautiful art work:)

25 Aug 2013 6:23am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A very fine piece and lovely story and history to go with it !

25 Aug 2013 6:48am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle statue de bois mervielleux avec le poisson en sommet grandiose.

25 Aug 2013 7:17am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful ! Stories are fascinating (and so the name of "Deception Pass "!)

25 Aug 2013 7:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France

magnific 5****

25 Aug 2013 7:37am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful piece of art and you capture it wonderfully to Steve

25 Aug 2013 8:17am (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A great sculpture and history. I like this shot!

25 Aug 2013 9:02am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Victory fishing was good, in memory of fishermen

25 Aug 2013 10:03am

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

A very lovely and interesting image. I like both the sculpture and the sight in background. The composition is very effective.

25 Aug 2013 10:43am

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

Beautiful photo, Steve!
Like it very much...
Greetings, Anna

25 Aug 2013 11:48am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Beautiful sculpture, magnificently captured. The story is very nice, thank you for sharing.
Have a good Sunday.

25 Aug 2013 11:50am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely sculpture with a beautiful story behind.....Excellent shot :-)

25 Aug 2013 1:37pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Peaceful view with strong protector

25 Aug 2013 2:09pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The tradition makes a fine story with the photo. Good shot of this impressive statue.

25 Aug 2013 2:57pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful carving. And a wonderful story. An excellent shot. :)

25 Aug 2013 5:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a beautiful image of this magnificent carving. The light is lovely and so are the textured details.

25 Aug 2013 5:47pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A wonderful piece of art ~ it fits the natural scenery wonderful! Great photo!

25 Aug 2013 6:37pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

It's very nice to see this amazing work ! Your capture here is Absolutely fantastic !!

25 Aug 2013 8:15pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!
so beautiful colors, lights, shadows & details!

25 Aug 2013 9:40pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

content de ce poisson

26 Aug 2013 6:51am

franz from Baden, Austria

impressive monument ... and always the salmon! so now i have one more place on my "must visit" list ... ;-)

26 Aug 2013 7:51am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Quite epic framing there, looks massive against that background.

26 Aug 2013 3:25pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is quite a nice story and I'm glad somebody had the talent to bring that log alive and give it meaning!

31 Aug 2013 8:55am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A beautiufl story and even more beautiful image sir. I have seen images of this carving before but yours is best...not fibbing here - yours is wayy better :-)

4 Sep 2013 3:24pm