- Materials: Yellow Gold and Silver
- Width: 3/4" / 19mm
- Size: 6" in length with 3/4" gap / 15cm in length with 2cm gap
- Artists: Ivan Thomas
- Totem Symbols: Raven
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Bracelets
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.
Ivan is a Nuu-chah-nulth native, born in the Tseshaht in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. After graduating in 1992, he moved to Vancouver, where he is part of the artist community on the world-famous Granville Island. Ivan has developed his own interpretation of the magical world of animals, mythical creatures and beautiful forms of the typical First Nations art. Ivan studied under master carver Derek Wilson and has been influenced by Patrick Amos, Ron Hamilton, Art Thompson and Bill Reid. With the imagination of a true artist, he works constantly at creating new methods and new ways of expressing both the traditional and the contemporary.