Inspired by the forms and themes of the natural world, these designs express a connection to wild places. Each piece speaks the inter-connectedness of human relationsips and the ecosystems we inhabit. These miniature sculptures have a comfortable, solid feel and are a pleasure to wear. The originals are designed and carved in wax by Paul Wagner, with each reproduction made by hand using the lost wax casting technique by Jeff MeKenzie in Olympia, Washington.
The Eagle is a symbol of power and peace to the native people of the northwest coast. This unmistakable predatory bird is frequently seen along coastlines and waterways. The Tlingit people are all members of either the raven or eagle clans, and traditionally marriages are between ravens and eagles. The raven and eagle are sometimes depicted together in artwork to show the inclusiveness of all people.
Earrings are cast in 925 Sterling Silver and oxidized to bring out the design, then high polished giving them a beautiful luster. The drop is about 1-3/4" from top of leaver-back sterling silver hooks, and approximately 1/4 inch wide.
This lovely curved design symbolizes the deep and enduring bond between mother and child. The necklace is a miniature sculpture that has a comfortable, solid feel in .925 sterling silver, and is a pleasure to wear. It is made by hand using the lost-wax casting technique by Jeff McKenzie in Olympia, Washington. The pendant is approximately 1-1/4" and hangs from an 18” sterling silver box chain.