William Skye

William Skye

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William Skye
Willy Skye, also known as Ga'gweniyoh, ("Hanging Moon"), was born on July 15, 1975. Of Iroquois heritage, he belongs to the Snipe Clan of the Seneca Nation, and lives in Ontario. Inspired by friends who were carvers, he began carving when he was sixteen. Willy carves a wide variety of subjects from traditional to contemporary; his favorite images being eagles and bears. He also makes pipes. He likes to listen to traditional songs and chants when sculpting to guide his mind and direct his energy. His work is represented in collections throughout Canada, the United States and overseas in Russia, Sweden, Germany and Japan. Exhibition and galleries include: -Planet Indigena 2006, a Canada-Argentina Exhibition -Woodland Cultural Centre, Brandford, Ontario -Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario -The Guild Shop, Toronto, where he is a featured artist -The Canadian Guild of Crafts in Montreal
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