Norman McLean Sr.’s name Aalax means “Fierce Warrior”. He is Gisgaast in the House of Guxsan of the Gitxsan Nation. Norman has worked as a traditional artist for over 30 years. He took part in the totem pole restoration project in Gitanyow where he helped carve nine poles. Norman felt honoured to be a part of this project.
“The artwork I do is a gift from the creator and our ancestors. It’s from the heart.”
Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, 2010
photo courtesy Dean Heron
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
101-1669 West 3rd Ave.
Canada V6J 1K1
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one block West of the Granville Island gates
Between Pine St. and Fir St.
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