Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

kwii-cu-iik-nas • January Moon: All of Nature Bringing in all the New Seasons


This sculpture represents January revealing the year to come and nature’s cycle of the new seasons. The glass with the salmon represents the fall moon with the five migratory salmon— the dog salmon making its last run. The snow is the winter moon with the first snow fall. The black glass is the night. The green circle is the spring moon with all the new sprouts growing. The orange circle is the warm summer moon and the new berries.

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.