Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

qu-qu • “Raven Showing His Human Form” Mask (West)

by

  • Medium: red cedar
  • Size: 15 × 9.5 × 13 inches
  • Reference Code: W100810

“This is raven showing his human form. Raven or qu-qu as we know him, was an over-doer and a comedian recognized by his speech impediment. The raven is black representing the west direction. Raven was very important character in cultural ceremony. Our people were would reveal him once in a while. Here Raven is showing his human form in the woods to a passerby who heard a noise commotion. It was raven in a pond bathing and cleansing himself and revealing his human spirit.”

Tim Paul

Tim Paul

Tim Paul

RCA

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.