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Sterling silver, Engraved, Oxidized
Garnet set in Sterling silver Bezel
Cut-Out Design Applique
1 x 6.75 "
Wayne Wilson was born in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii on December 12, 1949 located in the northern region of British Columbia. At an early age, Wayne began an apprenticeship with noted Haida artist and teacher, Gordon Cross. He greatly influenced his designing and assisted in developing his metalworking skills, paying particular attention to fine and unique detail.
Since the early 1980’s, Wayne has set a distinct style of cutting out the designs he portrays in silver and gold. This highly labour intensive technique has placed his jewelry at a forefront among his peers.
Wayne is a well-rounded individual who hunts, fishes and continues his devotion to engrave jewelry. In particular, he dedicates his time to inlaying ivory, abalone shell and semi-precious stoned as a form of embellishment. For this reason his pieces have become sought-after by many collectors of Haida artwork.
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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