Francis Horne, Sr. was born in 1954 in Mount Vernon, Washington. His father was from Lummi, Washington and his mother was from the Tsawout First Nation in Saanich, B.C.. He grew up Vancouver Island and began carving in 1973 at the age of 18. He is self taught but was influenced by Simon Charlie (1920-2005). He now lives in the Fraser Valley.
This was the first pole carved for the City of Duncan collection.
Chief’s Pole, Government Street at Kenneth Street. Carved in 1986.
The Guardians, Government Street at Kenneth Street. Carved in 1986.
The Family, Kenneth Street at Jubilee Street. Carved in 1993.
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