Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Birth and Purity (c.2002)

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“This was a pivotal piece in my career as I experimented in a more contemporary direction into abstraction. This sculpture was inspired by Salvador Dali’s surrealistic style with the antler figure emerging from the stone like a spirit being born. The dripping white stone was like milk—representing purity”.

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.