Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Stolen Identity

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I have been wanting to carve a creepy little tupilak holding something. I decided on a mask with the idea of this mischievous tupilak stealing a mask to hide his identity. I also portrayed this tupilak differently with a human hand holding the mask and the other carved as a polar bear paw. I then gave him one human foot and the other designed like a human hand.

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.