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.
Francis Horne Sr. has carved five poles for the City of Duncan collection. In chronological order, his totem poles in the City of Duncan collection are:
Eagle Pole, Lois Lane near Duncan City Hall and Canada Avenue. Carved in 1986.
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.
Owl Pole – Canada Avenue, in Charles Hoey Park near the E&N Railway Station. Carved in 1987.
The Family, Kenneth Street at Jubilee Street. Carved in 1993.
Here are some art gallery websites with more information on the work of Francis Horne, Sr.
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