Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Mother and Child Drumdancing


  • Medium: steatite, antler
  • Size: 5.75 × 7 × 2.5 inches
  • Reference Code: R101104

Translation of syllabic story:

“This carving is of a woman with a child on her back who is happy because the child is learning of a tradition (singing and drum dancing) as in past times.”

Noah Echalook


Inukjuak, Quebec, Canada

(1946- )

“Noah Echalook was born on May 13, 1946 at a camp located on Elsie Island, seventy kilometres north of Inukjuak. He is the nephew of the well-known artist Lucassie Echalook, who encouraged him to carve as a youth. Noah is a quiet-spoken man who enjoys driving his snowmobile on excursions between the communities. Although stone carvings are his main artistic interest, Noah has also produced prints, which were included in the Arctic Quebec Print Collections of the early 1970s.