Once or twice a year a make a hand-engraved necklace. It is comprised of many hand-fabricated pieces, takes a lot of hours & is a labor of love.
I was very pleased to learn that the Canada Council Art Bank will be adding one of my pieces to their permanent collection. The Great Transformer mask depicts Quenekalak, who came down from the Sky-World with his brother, Only One. In ancient times, he travelled the Northwest coast setting things right; transforming evil people into animals and creating rich fishing and shellfish for those who were worthy.
In ancient times, Wren was the chief of the Myth People & Thunderbird abducted his wife. Wren transformed himself into a silver-salmon & was caught by Thunderbird, who gave the salmon to his new wife to cook. Wren revealed his true-identity & told her to put all the bones into the ocean after the meal. When she did this the silver-salmon (Wren) came to life & rescued her.
Thunderbird bracelet, sterling silver & gold.
In ancient times, a man went in search of supernatural treasures. He passed 10 mountains & then came to a lake. He bathed in the lake & hummingbirds covered his body. Then he was given a self-paddling canoe & supernatural gifts.