Abstract Nuxalk Screen Silver Quarter Pendant
This unique pendant is created from a 1968 Canadian quarter coin, where one side is polished and engraved to create an abstract Nuxalk screen. This intricate detailing is characteristic of Haisla artist Lyle Wilson’s work.
“The silver coin is thicker than standard silver stock, so it allows me to carve extra deep to give a sculptural look to the pendant. The pendant’s back is left as is to show its beginnings as a coin.” - Lyle Wilson
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 museums 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.Show More
- Canadian dime coins, silver findings
- 0.94” diameter
- Chain not included
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