Silver Eagle Pendant Handcrafted by Dean Larden Coast Salish
Eagle- Vision Honour & Respect
The Eagle is a spiritual messenger for the people as he brings our prayers up to the Creator. They are an inspiration for our people and appreciated for their ability to see the big picture on the horizon as well as focus on small detail. Eagle feathers are given as gifts to symbolize honour and respect for accomplishments and displays of courage and wisdom. Because Eagles mate for life they are also admired for their long term spousal commitments.
Dean Larden is a Coast Salish artist who was born in 1960. He is recognized for his artistic traditional imagery. He works in a variety of mediums wood carvings gold and silver jewelry painting and printmaking.
Dean was recently commissioned by the “Canada Week” committee in Sydney Australia to create six carvings for sponsors of the event. These carvings are now displayed in the offices of C. P. Airlines Air Canada Continental Air Drake Personnel and Unilever Australia.
Larden is also a fisherman by trade fishing the West Coast of Vancouver Island for salmon herring and halibut. He enjoys spending time with his family when he isn’t busy fishing or engraving. His life becomes somewhat hectic as he has to fill many orders prior to leaving on his fishing trips. Dean’s work is becoming sought after and recognizable as he progresses as a prominent artist.