Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Fire Raven Rising

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“I realize there are many tribal variations on the Northwest Coast of how ‘Raven Steals the Light’. The inspiration for this sculpture came after reading one of those stories that tells how white raven’s plumage turned black after being scorched by flames ignited by the fire stick he stole from Chief Gray Eagle.”

Fire Raven Rising represents the moment of transformation when Raven has his feathers turn from white to black in the flames.

Rex Homan

Rex Homan

Māori

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Paoa, Te Ātiawa

(1940- )

Rex Homan was born 1940 in Thames, New Zealand of Māori, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He lived in Auckland in his early years before moving to the Bay of Plenty. Rex has earned international recognition as a wood sculptor in the 1960s and 1970s and began working in bronze in the 1980s. His current work is influenced by the culture of the Pacific and displays uniqueness in its diversity of form and dramatic flow of lines. Rex has exhibited in solo, group and jury shows. He has won several national awards for “National Wood Skills” and is represented in corporate and private collections worldwide.