Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Snowy Owl

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Distributed throughout the Arctic, the Snowy Owl is a large, stocky owl inhabiting tundra and open country. The plumage of adult males is almost pure white and females are white with some amount of black barring. A hunter both by day and night it depends primarily on lemmings as a food source. Other small mammals and birds are also eaten. Whenever the lemming numbers decrease it will journey south in search of food.

Rex Homan

Rex Homan

Māori

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Paoa, Te Ātiawa

(1940- )

Rex Homan was born 1940 in Thames, New Zealand of Māori, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He lived in Auckland in his early years before moving to the Bay of Plenty. Rex has earned international recognition as a wood sculptor in the 1960s and 1970s and began working in bronze in the 1980s. His current work is influenced by the culture of the Pacific and displays uniqueness in its diversity of form and dramatic flow of lines. Rex has exhibited in solo, group and jury shows. He has won several national awards for “National Wood Skills” and is represented in corporate and private collections worldwide.