Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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Swimming Loons — My Tribute to Kenojuak Ashevak

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“The loons and their tail feathers were inspired by the prints and drawings of Kenojuak. This is carved from one piece of moose antler with muskox horn loons. I used a blowtorch to bend the horns to the shapes required.”

Billy Gauthier

Billy Gauthier

Billy Gauthier

Inuit

Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

(1978- )

Billy was born on July 7, 1978, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. In his early years he travelled eastern Canada residing and schooling in Ottawa, Yarmouth and Halifax in Nova Scotia, then at the age of thirteen returned to live in Goose Bay. He now lives in North West River in Labrador and enjoys fishing and hunting on the land with his family.