“My grandmother had the name Hint-Ta Cit — just a thin sliver of the moon when it’s growing. She gave her name to my wife Monica when we married very near 40 years ago. My grandmother also had two killerwhale [crests] which I designed on the face of the moon; the coming of the new moon. I grew up in my early years with my grandparents and today I’d like to say and bring forward that I come from the University of Esther Brown, my grandmother — the greatest of them all.”
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.
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