- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Measurements: 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" / 37mm X 37mm
- Categories: Brooches
- Artists: Harold Alfred
- Totem Symbols: Owl
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
The Owl is highly respected as they are thought to represent the spirit of deceased ancestors, imparting their knowledge and acting as a bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds. Representing wisdom, intuition and sacred knowledge, they will sometimes bring warnings and prophecies to the people.
Born and raised in Alert Bay, British Columbia on Cormorant Island to the Nimpkish band. Harold started to learn proper implementation of designs, history, legends and art forms at a very young age. Studied under the supervision of the present day Kwakiutl master artists. With the appreciation and knowledge of Kwakiutl art, he combined his techniques with woodcarving, silversmithing and three-dimensional shaping together, designed outstanding art pieces which have contemporary feeling and a strong sense of the past.