Orca Silver Pin Pendant

Lyle Wilson
  • A tall oval silver pendant engraved with an orca that has curls of water coming from its blowhole.
Regular price $1,000.00 $0.00 Unit price per

Orcas are highly respected for their strong family bonds, sophisticated vocal communication and group hunting techniques. Therefore, they are a symbol of communication, family, unity and travel. This pendant depicts an Orca crest rendered in the fine detail characteristic of Haisla artist Lyle Wilson’s work. It can also be worn as a brooch thanks to its pin back.

Born in 1955 in Kitamaat village, BC, Wilson considers himself a lifelong student and carver. He attended UBC and later studied printmaking at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and enjoys analyzing historical works of Northwest Coast art in museum and private collections.  Considered one of the Northwest Coast's preeminent native artists, Wilson served as the artist-in-residence at MOA for many years. He has researched and experimented with Northwest Coast painting for over 30 years and has become a major figure in rebuilding recognition for painted art, old and new. He also creates works in carved silver, wood and steel. Wilson’s work has been showcased in many museums, galleries and public installations.

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A tall oval silver pendant engraved with an orca that has curls of water coming from its blowhole.