Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Nu-cii Mountain with Mountain Chief and Our 11th Relative Earthquake


  • Medium: red cedar
  • Size: 26 × 20.5 × 8 inches
  • Reference Code: W61201

“The Mountain here is the circular rim and within the circle and rim are the four directions with the eyes of nature. The silver is the lakes and rivers. The green and black are the mountain and the rock. The Mountain Chief’s domain is the mountain and out of the doorway the Earthquake can make an appearance to remind us we are the smallest point of this universe. He is our 11th relative. This is one of nature’s doorways and we are closely connected as Hesquiaht Ehattesaht people.”

Pulling the cords at the base will rotate the center disc to reveal either the Mountain Chief [green] or Earthquake [red].

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.