Silver Salmon Egg Earrings
These ovid-shaped salmon egg earrings by Tahltan/Tlingit artist Grant Pauls use traditional elements to create a charming abstract design. The salmon represents wealth, rebirth, reciprocity and abundance. The salmon egg highlights the cycle of life and its importance. These sterling silver studs are laser cut with butterfly-style backings.
Grant Pauls is a Tahltan/Tlingit artist who began his journey by helping other artists come up with unique concepts for their own work. He carves jewelry in silver and gold. In his artistic career, he has been heavily influenced by artists who were either close personal friends or family members, including Terrance Campbell, Dempsey Bob, Mark Preston, and other esteemed Northwest Coast artists.
Pauls sees art as a way to “tell a story passed down from generation to generation through our elders or known as “Dena nenn Sogga neh ‘ine” (Protectors or Keepers of the Land), elders who have proven their worth and deserve our outmost respect.” In addition to his artwork, Pauls works with First Nations groups in the field of mediation and negotiation.