Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“Respecting the Spirits”


“The inuk in this piece is a shaman. He is looking towards the sky with the uttermost respect for the spirits he envisions. Flowing around him, like the wind, are two spirits. A hand emerges from one spirit and releases a bolt of lightning (symbolized by the veining in the shaman’s hood) as if to flaunt its immortal powers.”

Billy Gauthier

Billy Gauthier


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.