Ovoid Eyespot #6 Pendant: Human

Availability: Only 1 available

18K Yellow Gold, Abalone shell, Engraved, Textured, Repoussé, Chased

“For this series, the inspiration came from thinking about the eyespot markings on the wings of young skatefish; as such markings are credited with the beginning of the famous Pacific Northwest Coast (PNC) Ovoid. The original markings are solid black spots, encircled by a fine line.

I wanted to use the same circular format as a young skatefish’s markings as traditionally as can be, but with variations on each face. There’s a strong ‘pull’ that keeps an artist coming back to the more traditional, straightforward depictions of PNC faces. To those of us who grew up hunting, gathering and fishing, I think such a ‘pull’ is connected to that traditional upbringing; and that sort of familiarity makes us want to go back, just to remind us of our roots again.”

-Lyle Wilson, 2016

Would you like to add a chain to this pendant? For available chain options at an additional cost, please click here.

1.25 x 1.25" (3.18 x 3.18cm)


Only 1 available

Reserve this artwork Compare