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22K Yellow Gold, Abalone shell, Cast
Edition of 12
1.25 x 1.25 x 0.5"
Rick Adkins was born in 1955 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and currently lives in Vancouver.
He began his studies with Frieda Diesing and master Haida artists Bill Reid and Robert Davidson. He is well-recognized for his exceptional and stylized jewelry creations in precious metals. His work is influenced by his teachers and by years of studying anatomical drawings and classical art history.
Many of his pieces have appeared in various exhibitions in Canada and been presented in private and corporate collections throughout North America.
The Hawk takes its place in the supernatural spiritual world, inspiring unique designs for masks, rattles and jewelry. For the Haida Nation, it was used to represent the Thunderbird. Often associated with the Sun, the Hawk can be distinguished by its curled beak which curves to meet the tip of the lower jaw.
When the Raven brought light to the world, some versions of the legend say that it was the Hawk who made the Raven drop the box so it opened, releasing the Sun, Moon and Stars into the Universe.
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