Dale Faulstich

In a style as rhythmic and flowing as it is complex, Dale Faulstich creates three-dimensional wood and bronze sculptures that combine contemporary images shaped by traditional forms. His years of designing and carving in this style are evident through the simplicity of his designs and the intensity of the feeling they evoke. Faulstich has created masks, totem poles, steamed bentwood boxes, animal form bowls, rattles, drums and other ceremonial objects. He also has produced carved doors and wall panels and successfully used the art form in a variety of contemporary applications that can be found in many private collections throughout the United States.

The artist has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe of Sequim, Washington. This collaboration has led to many commissioned art works in and around the Tribe’s Administration Building and to a series of five limited edition prints. A portion of the profits from this print project goes to the Tribe’s Cultural Program. Faulstich also teaches an ongoing series of classes for the cultural program, assisting tribal members to design and carve a variety of traditional objects. Faulstich designed and carved a total of ten totem poles (the largest of which is 47 feet tall), numerous carved panels and other carved figures for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Seven Cedars Casino in Sequim, WA.

All of this artist’s works are custom designed, well researched, and are created employing the highest quality materials and workmanship. Faulstich’s artwork is grounded in an understanding of the stylistic tradition of the art of the indigenous people of the Northwest Coast and as such is admired by both native and non-native peoples.