Barry Wilson

Barry Wilson has been carving as a child, working with his elders to understand design and technique. He has become an accomplished carver, and has established his reputation as an artist through his finely worked jewelry. He often incorporates abalone or precious and semi-precious stones into his pieces.

From 2004 to 2006, Wilson helped his uncle Henry Robertson and late brother Derek Wilson, oversee the recreation of the nineteenth-century G’psgolox pole that was made for the country of Sweden as part of a repatriation deal between Sweden and Canada. Barry was also featured in the National Film Board documentary Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole.

While his concentration is in jewelry making, he also works with a variety of media such as wood, silver, gold, copper, ivory, gemstone and silkscreen, creating carvings, jewellery and limited edition prints.

2 items

Eagle Bracelet
Barry Wilson (Haisla)

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is ...

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagle may ofte...

$700.00

Raven and the Sun
Barry Wilson (Haisla)

"Before there was anything, before the great flood had covered the earth and receded...an old man...

"Before there was anything, before the great flood had covered the earth and receded...an old man lived in a house ...with his only child, a daughter...at that time the whole world was dark...blacker than anywhere has been since...The reason for all this blackness...was a box so small all it could contain was all the light in the universe...Raven was somewhat less than satisfied with this state of affairs...It took only an instant for the Raven to decide to steal the light for himself...he ch...

$1,500.00