Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Spirit Bird (1980)

by

  • Medium: stonecut
  • Size: 24 × 34 inches
  • Edition: 50
  • Reference Code: ES1980-01

Eliyahkota Samualie

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1939-1987)

“A Canadian Inuit graphic artist and sculptor, Eliyakota Samualie was born in a coastal camp near Cape Dorset, Northwest Territories. Since her father died when she was very young, Eliyakota was raised for many years by her maternal grandparents. She moved into Cape Dorset in the early 1960s to live with her mother. Though Eliyakota never married, she raised one adopted child until her death in 1987.