Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“Wasco and Three Killerwhales” Totem Pole

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  • Medium: argillite
  • Size: 20 × 3.5 × 4 inches
  • Reference Code: W80606

Top figure is a warrior of the Killerwhale clan. Second figure is a shaman of the Killerwhale clan transforming into a killerwhale. A killerwhale is coming out of the shaman’s mouth with a man in the blowhole. Bottom figure is Wasco with two sea lions coming out of the ears with a killerwhale coming out of the mouth.

Marcel Russ

Marcel Russ

Marcel Russ

Haida

Raven Clan

(1973- )

Marcel Russ was born in Queen Charlotte City on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) in 1973. Marcel is from the Raven Clan from Masset and his chief is Ilts’uwoos of the Raven Clan. The Russes are well-known argillite carvers of the Haida Nation and his ancestors on his grandmother’s side were also renowned carvers. Marcel was influenced by his father, noted argillite carver, Ron Russ, his uncle, Chris Russ.