Alaska Whale Night .925 Sterling Silver Earrings from Metal Arts Group and designed by Barry Burger. One of the most awe-inspiring creatures in real life and in art, the Killer Whale is always regarded with respect by the Northwest Coastal Native Americans. He is the subject of much fantasy and superstition. The Whale is given to show respect and harmony. The earrings measure 1 1/4 inches long (as measured from the top of the sterling silver ear wires) by 1 inch wide (approximately 3.175 cm x 2.54 cm). Designed and made in the USA. Gift boxed.
Barry Burger attended the California College of Arts and Crafts where he studied jewelry making, stone setting and engraving. He was a designer, jeweler and engraver who lived in a remote bay on Admiralty Island in SE Alaska, within the Kootznoowoo Wilderness Area. Kootznoowoo a Tlingit word meaning “Fortress of the Bears” is one million acres of temperate coastal rainforest and contains the highest density of brown bears and nesting bald eagles anywhere in the world. “My goal is to reflect the beauty, culture, wildlife and spirituality of this amazing place in my art.”