Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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Hesquiaht Shark Hunter

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The Shark Hunter, an ancestral figure who used the moon and the yearly cycle to build spiritual strength in preparation for the arduous task of hunting a certain great shark.

Tim Paul

Tim Paul

RCA

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.