Moon and Killer Whales Pendant
Originally from Northern Manitoba and of Cree descent, Gary Olver moved to British Columbia in 1975 and, inspired by Northwest Coast art, he learned to carve argillite and studied with established Artist Tom Eneas. Gary developed a unique and personal approach to argillite carving, and is now one of the best miniature carvers on the Northwest Coast. Before his artistic career, Olver worked as a professional actor in films and television series, such as X-Files and Highlander. His acting career came to a halt during a tragic accident in which some of his speech was lost. During this time he began to carve to help his dexterity and with time he developed a keen interest in making art. Catlinite, also known as “pipe stone,” is traditionally carved by the Cree and was traded with people living on the Northwest Coast. Gary incorporates this stone into his argillite work to acknowledge his roots, as well as to expand his design possibilities. He has also had his works cast in silver and gold to make exquisite jewelry pieces.
是毅力、勇敢的象徵，也最能代表浪漫愛情， 因為雌雄鯨魚結合後會終身相伴。 傳說鯨魚曾經把一隻獨木舟拖下水，然後把上面的人變成了鯨魚。 所以岸邊漫遊的鯨魚可能是人變成的，它們正在與岸上的家人交流。
它是地球上人們的保護神。月亮的神韻影響著我們的感受。 月亮是海達（Haida）部族少數高級首領的族符。 傳説月蝕的出現是因爲鱈魚在吞噬月亮。