Sterling SIlver Raven Finned Killer Whale By Skidegate Artist Garner Moody
6cm in length x 3.5cm in width
Clan: Gaagyals KiiGawaay of Skedans (Raven)
Garner Moody was born in Prince Rupert but adopted by Lloyd and Muriel Moody of Skidegate which makes him the nephew of esteemed artist Rufus Moody. He grew up in Skidegate and started carving at the early age of nine, eventually working under artists such as Alfred Collinson, Rufus Moody, Giitsxaa (Ron Wilson), Nelson Cross, Ding (Melvin) Hutchinson and Bill Reid. Garner works in various mediums including gold, silver, argillite, paper and cedar. Garner moody, along with Anthony Greene and Billy Bellis carved the Ts’aahl pole that is now outside the Haida Heritage Center. Garner has developed his own distinct style through his consistency in the execution of the Haida Formline.