Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Killer Whale Holding Up Sea Chief Way Out on the Horizon


  • Medium: Red Cedar
  • Size: 21 × 19 × 5.5 inches
  • Reference Code: W190501

Every so often a huge face would come up way out at sea on the horizon and beyond the horizon. The Sea Chief would show itself and stay visible for a long while. this was, to our people, a stern warning that something was going to change, a massive disaster - could be one or one after another.

Today the ocean is ill. There is death on the floor of the ocean with entire species on the floor of the ocean. We let go the respect for our relative, the ocean. We over take and over use without regard. We are now paying dearly for many lost parts of the ocean.


-Tim Paul

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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.