We often get questions about how to care for jewelry whether it be silver, gold, copper, or argillite. It’s important to stay informed about the type of metal or stone you are wearing in order to preserve and care for it properly. Since Haida-carved silver jewelry is particularly popular for its look and craftsmanship, we thought we’d start with that first.Read More
As people are looking to experience Haida Gwaii and learn more about Haida culture, we regularly receive questions about Haida art and how to go about purchasing a piece, whether that be jewelry, a carving, or sometimes even a 50 ft pole. (Yes people do go shopping for Haida carved poles. How do you fit that in your suitcase??)Read More
Take a look back into the Crystal Cabin archives! We hope you enjoy as we explore the work of the many Haida carvers and artists who we’ve had the pleasure to know over the years, such as: Christian White, Gitsxaa (Ron Wilson), Alfie Collinson, Ding Hutchingson, Vernon White, Carmen Goertzen, Ron Russ, Chris Russ, Myles Edgars, Mike Brown, Marcel Russ, Garner Moody, Leon Ridley, Robert Vogstad, Clayton Gladstone, Gregory Williams, Steve Hansen, Norman Bentley, Derek White, George Yeltatzie and many more! For over 30 years Crystal Cabin has been a hub of Haida jewelry and fine arts, and we want to share our collection with you!Read More
The advantage of being in Haida Gwaii, our connections with talented Haida artists and the fact that we’re artists ourselves means that we’ve got some exciting new treasures to share with you this week!
Adding to our passion for connecting spirituality with the supernatural energy of Haida Gwaii and Haida art – we’re pleased to present a new way to honour the spirit of Haida Gwaii. Introducing the Haida Gwaii OM Fine Art Print!
The Haida Gwaii OM fuses the supernatural energy of Haida art and culture with the OM, a sacred sound and spiritual concept in Hinduism, symbolizing universe, creation and energy. Marcel Russ of the Haida Nation designed the Haida Gwaii OM, which features raven, eagle, killer whale and frog, especially for Crystal Cabin.
“Breathe deeply. AIR IN. OM OUT.
Energized by the spiritual world of HAIDA GWAII, supernatural Raven, Killer Whale, Frog and Eagle watch over in this Haida Gwaii OM Fine Art Print.”
About the Artist
Marcel Russ was born and raised in Old Massett, Haida Gwaii and is from the Raven Clan of the Haida Nation. Major influences in his life have been the culture, lifestyle and the values of his people.
Being raised with the influences of native heritage helped to shape his unique world view, values and beliefs. Artisans who influenced him from an early age include his late grandfather (Chief Reynold Russ), his father Ron Russ (master carver of argillite and wood) and his uncle Chris Russ (also a Haida artist).
The Russ family are well-known argillite carvers of the Haida Nation and have been featured in many museums and galleries, as well documented in native art book collections. In addition to design, Marcel likes to carve intricate designs of argillite, gold, silver and wood.
Marcel’s art always encompasses a story. Consider yourself fortunate to own a piece of his work!