Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Basking Seal Revisited


“This sculpture was initially carved by me in 2001. I have always liked this basking seal but at the time my carving skills were not as good—so I was excited to have this opportunity to revisit the piece. I reworked the base and carved the seal to a higher level with finer carving details and inlays.”

Billy Gauthier

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.