Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

a-iich-um • 13th Moon: Elder Transformation Mask


Blue Moon of Transformation

The elder sibling moon, which is the 13th moon, brings in the new harvest seasons after our traditional New Year in December. We look forward to the arrival of the herring, geese and the return of other migratory species. The changes and transformations in nature prepare us for the bountiful harvests that each season brings. The elder sibling transformation provides all this for us but, it is our responsibility to make sure we only take what we need and do not condemn anything to extinction.

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.