A Thief n a Chief by Landon Gunn
Raven is one of the most important beings in Northwest Coast art and mythology. Raven is known as the trickster who is intelligent, curious, lustful and impulsive. Raven has the power to transform both himself and other beings. He put the sun, moon and stars in the sky, fish in the sea, salmon in the rivers and food onto the land. Raven is distinguished by a fairly long, straight beak having a blunt or short turned-down tip and usually a tongue.
Landon has been carving since 2002. He has worked with a number of artists such as Haida artist Clarence Mills, who he assisted on totem poles and learned to carve jewellery with. He has also worked on masks with Tsimshian artist, Phil Gray and Haida artist, Jay Simeon, who have both been a source of inspiration. In February of 2008, Landon graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program at the Native Education College in Vancouver, which was led by Kwakwaka'wakw/Haida artist, Dan Wallace. In 2011, Landon released his first two limited edition silkscreen prints.
Artist: Landon Gunn
Medium: Carved Silver Bracelet