- Materials: Yellow Gold and Silver
- Width: 3/8" / 10mm
- Totem Symbols: Raven
- Artists: Rick Johnson
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Rings
The creator, transformer, and trickster. He is mischievous and playful, symbolizing truth, knowledge, and transformation. Raven demonstrates the complexity of nature, and reminds us that not everyone sees the world in the same way. While a trickster, in many myths he is an aid to the creator, acting as the messenger from the sky, clarifying truths for the people, earning him the name “keeper of secrets”. In mythology the Raven released the sun and moon into the sky and discovered mankind in a clamshell.
As a member of the four tribes of Kingcome Inlet, Rick Johnson was born and raised on Gilford Island, B.C. His great grandfather Hubert Johnson was from Wakemen Sound (one the four tribes). Rick Johnson studied the art of gold and silver carving under the tutelage of Chief Frank Nelson and Paddy Seaweed. Although he is relatively a young artist, Rick Johnson’s exceptional talents are evident in his creations. He continues with his art inspired by grandfather Sam Johnson and the late Jack James.