Haida artist Andrew Williams designed this cast bracelet with a distinctive Octopus design. Williams was born in 1964 in Haida Gwaii and is a jewelry carver and graphic designer. His work blends traditional and contemporary art styles.
The Octopus is an auspicious creature associated with the supernatural and is considered a symbol of great wealth.
Andrew William's crests include Raven, Shark, Killerwhale, Grizzly, and Raven-Finned Killerwhale. He is self-taught and has been carving since 1995. In June of 1999, Andrew took a shaping course with Haida carver Gary Minaker-Russ through the First Peoples Cultural Foundation Grant. Andrew's influences are Haida artists Christian White and Terry Yeltazie for their inlay work, and Gary Minaker-Russ for his polishing technique and form. In 2009, Andy graduated from Vancouver's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under established Kwakwaka'wakw/Haida artist Dan Wallace.Show More
- Sterling silver and pewter alloy
- 0.625" diameter
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