From the Spirit: Tim Paul

From the Spirit: Tim Paul

“Tim Paul” Episode 14 (2007, 24 minutes)

Tim Paul is from Esperanza Inlet, north of Tofino, British Columbia. He began carving in 1975 at the Arts of the Raven Gallery in Victoria, under the direction of Ben Andrews. From 1984 to 1992, Tim was Senior Carver at the Royal British Columbia Museum and left that position to oversee a native education program on Vancouver Island. Tim's work portrays legends of his Nuu Chah Nulth culture.

This 26-part series of half-hour documentaries presents the work and thoughts of a diverse group of Aboriginal artists. Twenty-four of them are Canadian--from British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Ontario; the other two are American--a painter from Montana and a glass blower from Seattle. By definition, artists are people who live on the edge, and Aboriginal artists have had a tougher journey than most.
The stories in this series are from artists who would not quit, even in the face of adversity and who have made a difference to both their communities and to the world of contemporary art.

Directed by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart
Produced by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart, Earth Magic Media

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From the Spirit: Tim Paul