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Grant Pauls

Grant Pauls

“I transition back and forth from making primarily wearable jewellery art to creating works that tell a story about different aspects of life.”

This piece is inspired by my two young daughters who give me hope for the future of humanity. A fine-silver and gold cut-out wild goose egg 4 inches tall that is hinged and opens up. The egg shell itself is patterned with beautiful west coast traditional images. Inside is a 3D sculpture of a crouching child of solid gold weighing three ounces; the child is raising its head and looking out of the egg. As the shell is opened a diamond and gold pendant hangs on the foreground. The child looks directly at the diamond which represents direction and guidance. The golden child represents the promise and potential in each and every child--the promise that the world can be a whole and peaceful place if the children are unbroken.

Grant Pauls is a Tahltan jewellery maker living in Vancouver, B.C.

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