Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

a-a-pwa-iik • March Moon: Always Says the Right Thing


A-a-pwa-iik, the wren, always says the right thing. He was the judge and justice was his portfolio. Here, he is making a judgment, rectifying a wrong between two young ravens by giving them a lesson on how to be nice. The glass marble represents the moon that the raven released in the sky.

Tim Paul

Tim Paul


Nuu-chah-nulth (Hesquiaht)

(1950- )

Tim is a Nuu-chah-nulth artist from Esperanza Inlet on Vancouver Island. He has held the position of First Carver at the Royal British Columbia Museum, where he oversaw numerous commissions for totem poles for international sites such as Wakefield Park and Yorkshire Park in England, Stanley Park in Vancouver, and in Auckland. He left this position to oversee a program focussing on Native education for the Port Alberni School Board and Vancouver Island.