Modern totem

line art, Louisville Landscape, Pen and Ink, pencil drawing, Posters, Telephone Poles, Totem Poles


Inspired by Harrie Nijland’s (, Shooting Posters series, I decided to “shoot” one myself, rather sketch.

Outside of my local bagel shop is a telephone pole with hundreds of staples, nails, tape and ripped pieces of posters. Perfect to draw, perfect to get a nasty infection. These modern totems are everywhere in my city, especially in my neighborhood. I love ’em.

Thanks Harrie.

9 thoughts on “Modern totem

  1. You nailed it! I knew exactly what this was before reading your post! I ran into a rather knarly few totems hanging signs for my yard sale a few years back!


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