Honouring a PNG Master Carver and dear friend, Michael Timbin

Michael Timbin, Master Carver with unfinished carvings, Palambei Village, Papua New Guinea. Michael Timbin, Master Carver with carvings in progress, Palambei Village, Papua New Guinea. Photo by Sandy Colony

We are mourning the untimely loss of master carver Michael Timbin at the age of 39.

He was widely recognized for his distinctive sculpture based on traditional myth.  His work was selected for inclusion in the exhibition Paradise Lost?, held as part of the Pacific Arts Association conference at MOA in August of 2013.  For more information on this exhibit, you will be redirected here:  http://moa.ubc.ca/experience/exhibit_archived_details.php?id=1179

One of Timbin's masterworks, "Pasinawai and Pasindawa" One of Timbins masterworks, "Pasinawai and Pasindawa"

We at Alcheringa Gallery have been privileged to work with the Timbin family of master carvers since 1992.

Michael Timbin with his family and Alcheringa Gallery Owner/Director, Elaine Monds in Palembei Village, 2011 Michael Timbin with his family and Alcheringa Gallery Director, Elaine Monds, in Palembei Village, 2011
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