Bracelet - Bear (Sterling Silver With 14K Gold)
Artist: Rick Johnson
Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation artist Rick Johnson hand carved this beautiful sterling silver Bear bracelet. The head of the Bear is carved in 14k gold.
The bear is seen as power, strength and healing. Bear is also seen as thoughtful and strong willed.
Measurements: 1/2" x 6 1/4"
About The Artist
Rick was born in Gilford Island BC on November 21,1959. He is a band member of Kwicksutaineuk Haxwa'mis (Wakemen Sound). He belongs to the Musgama Dzawada'enuxw Nation and a member of the Gilford Island Band.
He was influenced by the late Allen James, Jack James and Sam Johnson all from the Musgama Dzawada'enuxw Nation. Rick started carving in 1982 under Chief Frank Nelson. He has also apprenticed with Patty Seaweed.
Culture is a big part of Rick's life and he is the great grandson of Master carver Chief Herbert of Wakemen Sound. (Hax Wu Mis)