Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

9wa-mit-9in • The Way We Were


The fours seasons and the Elder Moon Sibling. Tihoma, Harry Brown, was my great, great-grandfather and he oversaw the moon and the sun for the region. He watched the sun daily. He knew the four seasons. The moons — each month having its own meaning pertaining to what we could harvest for that month. The smaller figures are the four seasons and the fin shape is the elder sibling which brings in the new year. The migrating salmon is the most revered resource of our people.

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.