modern totems

American natives built totems in their land to protect them with wood, stone and things that the nature gave to them. 

Today we explore almost of the nature, we think that there's no more thing to discovers and we don't need totems to protect us. 

David Umemoto has another point of view about totems and the course of time. His creations emerge around the idea of time and the erosion process. 

His sculptures talks about time and deterioration and how the structures prevail. Everything is handmade respecting the economy of means, empowering the connection with the past.