Haida House Replica No.4
Born in British Columbia, Dudley Carter was a skid greaser and logging foreman in his youth, later becoming a forest engineer and timber cruiser (taking inventory of harvestable timber) in the Pacific Northwest. He began pursuing his work as an artist at age 39. He was a participant in "Art in Action" during the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, where he became friends with Diego Rivera. Carter is featured in Rivera's mural Pan American Unity. He carved many monumental sculptures with a double bladed ax. In this area, his sculptures are located on the Sammamish Trail, Redmond Regional Library, Redmond Senior Center, and Marymoor Park. He was the first King County Parks and Recreation artist in residence when he was 96 years old.
His hand crafted Haida House is a piece of artwork that Mr. Carter carved in the 1980s and reconstructed on site in the early 1990s while he was artist in residence at the park. The Haida House is a roughly 600 square foot, single-room wooden structure that includes ornate carved figures on the roof eaves and an iconic totem pole entry. The Haida House Replica No. 4 is designated as a King County landmark.
Artist: Dudley Carter