Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Shaman, Owl, and Spirits (2004)


  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 6 × 7 × 5 inches
  • Reference Code: Q40603

“This carving is of the faces of shamans, that I have carved with an axe and chisels. It is getting more difficult for me to carve and to hold the stone still.”

Tayaraq Tunnillie

Tayaraq Tunnillie


Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada


The wife of the noted sculptor Qavaroak (Kabubuwa) Tunnillie, Tayaraq is an accomplished carver in her own right and has exhibited since 1970. She also participated in the early drawing experiments at Cape Dorset and has made drawings ever since.