‘Spirt Totems’ — Acclaimed Native American artist from Kansas unveils new work at JCCC campus

Native American artist Doug Coffin, who is from Lawrence, Kan., says the five totem poles that are part of "Spirit Totems" are like the "traditional totem poles from the Northwest, this is my version of them." The totems now stand between the Hugh L. Libby Career and Technical Education Center and the Gym on JCCC's campus. Above, a digital rendering of the finished totem pole installation.

The college in Overland Park is now home to a new permanent installation of five, 30-foot tall metal totems called “Spirit Totems.”

The totems were created by Doug Coffin, a Native American sculptural artist, who says his roots have always influenced his work.