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
47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
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3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
Monday to Saturday, open 10-6
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