Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“Throat Singing with Grandma”

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“These small whalebone pieces were gifted to me some time ago and worked really well as amouti hoods with the inset ivory faces. I like carving small faces and trying to capture as much character as possible. Grandma has the wrinkles and fewer teeth compared to the younger beautiful girl with forehead braids”.

—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.