- Materials: Yellow Gold and Silver
- Totem Symbols: Raven, Sun
- Artists: Robert Cross
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Bracelets
The Sun represents abundance, life, healing, and warmth. Released from a box by the Raven, the Sun Chief inhabits the sky and could only be reached by climbing a chain of arrows. The Sun is often carved on totems and masks and sits atop the tallest totem pole.
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.
Born to the Eagle Clan of Haida. He is the son of renowned Gordon Cross, from whom he learned all aspects of Haida carving. From his cousin Nelson Cross he learned to work with metal and, since 1983 has worked in both silver and gold. His jewellery shows his talent and skill and the individuality of his style. Robert signs his artwork as B.Cross, as his friends call him Bob.