Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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Old and New

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“This sculpture reflects the Inuk caught between Christianity and shamanism wearing amulets with his crucifix. The trick here was to carve the delicate smoke and the pipe as one piece without breaking it.”

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.