Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Mother and Children (c.1997)


  • Medium: basalt
  • Size: 6.5 × 2 × 2.5 inches
  • Reference Code: LB101105

Joy Kiluvigyuak Hallauk


Arviat, Nunavut Territory, Canada


Joy began carving in the mid-60s, and she says Arviat carver John Attok was her teacher. She prefers stone to antler and her favourite subject matter is people, often a mother and child group. Also an avid seamstress, she likes the creative freedom of making wall-hangings, and still makes traditional clothing from skins and duffle. Joy was married to the late Luke Hallauk, who was also a well known carver.