Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Splits (1996)


  • Medium: basalt
  • Size: 4 × 6 × 1.5 inches
  • Reference Code: M160349

Martha Tickie (Tickiq)

Martha Tickie (Tickiq)


Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada


“I really love to make carvings. I learn new things all the time and I like to experiment on my own. Sometimes it takes two or three days to find a solution. My grandfather taught me how to carve when we lived on the Kazan River. He would carve soapstone pots for cooking meat. I have many jobs besides carving because I like to be independent. I carve from March to August but I take July off. I built myself a cabin at Prince River and that’s where I go in July.” — artist’s statement, 1992