Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Gentoo Penguin (Ooa! The water is too icy!)


The third largest species of Penguin after the Emperor and King, the Gentoo is mostly related to the Adelie and Chinstrap. Two sub-species exit, the Northern Gentoo which breeds on sub antarctic islands, and the Southern Gentoo (slightly smaller) which breeds on the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent islands.

Gentoo penguins feed on fish, krill and squid, hunting near the surface. They have been recorded diving to depths over 160 metres as well as swimming underwater at speeds up to 36 kilometers per hour, the fastest recorded for any penguin species.

Rex Homan

Rex Homan


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.