Timothy Adam Hogan (also known as Timberwolf), has always been interested in art and inspired by mother nature to use natural media for his creations. He is an emerging artist of Maliseet and Irish descent. Hogan explores the use of traditional Native techniques and media (porcupine quills, birch bark, cedar, birch, and butternut wood, to name a few) but his preferred medium is porcupine quills. He creates contemporary art using traditional techniques.
Hogan is inspired by the dream realm, spiritual visions, his children but most of all Mother Nature. These influence the use of natural materials like wood ash, birch bark, porcupine quills in Hogan’s artwork. Porcupine quilling is an ancient Native American art used particularly among East Coast and Plains tribes. Aboriginal quillwork involves softening and dying stiff porcupine quills and weaving them onto leather or birchbark. Hogan obtains most of his materials from his backyard, local rivers and streams within the St John River (Wolastoq) system. His porcupine quills are harvested along the highways, honouring animals that have died. These ancient techniques connect him with past generations. Hogan likes to imagine walking the same paths as his ancestors once did. He believes in protecting nature and its resources, so the next generations can also enjoy the beauty and bounty of Mother Nature.
Hogan studied at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in the Aboriginal Visual Arts Diploma program. He exhibits with the Gallery on Queen in Fredericton and his work can be found in a number of private collections.