Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

First Light Mask


  • Medium: red cedar
  • Size: 21 × 21 × 4 inches
  • Reference Code: W111008

Nas-win-is — when night and day cross, and the first light comes through. This is what we know is the ear of the maker. We say our morning prayer and give thanks and ask for good things, good luck, and protection for this day. The raven brings in the bright rays of light and gives us a new day. Thank you — thank you for giving us another day.

Tim Paul

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.