- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Measurement: 2" X 1 1/2" / 50mm X 37mm
- Totem Symbols: Raven
- Artists: Ivan Wilson
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Pendants
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 in 1953 in Bella Bella to the Heiltsuk Nation Ivan Wilson began his journey as an artist in his late teen years. He always felt the art inside him but had to work to find a way to let it out. He began learning from famous carver Dennis Matilpi and developed his skills in wood carving and totems. Later he transitioned to fine engraving work in silver and gold, being taught and strongly influenced by his late uncles and famous artists Stanley George and Steven Hunt. Ivan is now known for creating beautiful traditional designs, in a contemporary flare using fine detail and strong linework.