Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Blue Raven Mask

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  • Medium: red cedar, feathers
  • Size: 15.5 × 9.5 × 9 inches (incl. feathers)
  • Reference Code: W140703

There was a Blue Raven that showed itself every now and then. This is something that all hunters, fishermen, and whalers always looked for — but of course, any individual can stumble on to the moment that the Blue Raven lands on the ground.

If you saw this, you looked directly at the Blue Raven and he would fall and roll over. You then quickly plucked four feathers from the raven. You knew now that you have a very powerful charm… and you put it away out of sight from everyone, always keeping it with you.

With the charm, your luck changes in whatever you do, Whether fishing, hunting, whaling, singing, composing… you have the power that is Blue Raven.

—Tim Paul

Tim Paul

Tim Paul

RCA

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.