Artist: Corrine Hunt
Nation: Kwakwaka'wakw & Tlingit
ORCA: family, loyalty, longevity, spirit of the traveller
RAVEN: creativity, wisdom, knowledge, honour, cleverness
Designed by Corrine Hunt
Corrine Hunt is a Vancouver-based contemporary First Nations artist born in Alert Bay in 1959 to the well-known Raven Gwa’waina clan, of Tlingit and Kwakwaka’wakw heritage. Her paternal grandmother, a Tlingit noblewoman from Alaska, gave her the name Nugwam Gelatleg’lees, meaning “killer whale scratching her back on the beach.” Her first major influence and teacher was her uncle Norman Brotchie; today, she is a mentor and teacher to many other artists, including Hollie Bartlett, and has been working as a jeweller reflecting the themes and traditions of her heritage since 1985. Notably, she designed the logo for the World Peace Forum, held in Vancouver in 2006, and co-created the Vancouver 2010 Olympic medals with Omer Arbel. Corrine is celebrated for her contemporary yet ageless designs, which are often abstract and subtle in their depiction of images.
This stunning double-drop pendant features the orca and raven (upside down in the top piece of the pendant) design. The chain is included and is 11" on each side of the pendant. Just over 22" in total circumference. The pendant is locally crafted and the chain is made in Italy. It's hard to capture the beauty of this pendant in a photo.
Handcrafted sterling silver pendant
Pendant is 2 1/8"h x 1 1/4"w
CHAIN IS INCLUDED.
Made in BC