Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Magnificent Frigate Bird


A large tropical seabird seen mainly in the Gulf of Mexicio, along the Florida coast and occasionally on the the California coast. With a very long thin pointed, deeply forked tail and a long hooked bill, frigate birds are usually seen soaring high over the ocean or pursuing other seabirds forcing them to drop their food, which they catch in mid-air.

—Rex Homan

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.