Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“Mother’s Affection”

by

  • Medium: anhydrite
  • Size: 9.5 × 12 × 8 inches
  • Reference Code: LG141101

“I had this idea to try and capture the mother gazing with love at her child sleeping in her arms. The bond of a mother’s affection. This sculpture is carved in anhydrite that originated from Michael Massie. Carving this stone was a challenge as it carves good with small chisel tips but is far more difficult when grinding as the surface seems to heat up and get harder! I worked on this a long time trying to get the details in the faces and all the creases and folds in the amouti.”

—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.