Bracelet - Thunderbird with 14k Gold
Artist: Rick Johnson
This stunning bear sterling silver with 14K gold bracelet is hand carved by NorthWest coast First Nations artist Rick Johnson. The 14K gold is head of the thunderbird.
The Thunderbird is a mythical creature considered to be the most powerful of all spirits. Their powers come from the curved appendages on their heads.
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)