By artist John Velten
Sterling Silver Owl Ring
An owl feels spiritual by nature. It's flight silent, movement swift, and character wise. This piece is meant to reflect the balance we strive to attain in life. Reflecting a perception of depth through chromatic color, also representing a spectrum of who we are as people integrated together from all around the globe. An inclusive atmosphere for each of us, gathering knowledge from each others culture and experiences. Turned into generational wisdom and see through the darkness.
Born and raised in Kwikwetlem (Coquitlam), John has been an illustrator from a young age. John’s studied Business and Fine Arts production under the mentorship of Alano Edzerza and Design Foundations through the mentorship of Rick Adkins. He continues his practice carving and sculpting with Phil Gray and Klatle Bhi.
Throughout the year of 2019, John’s involvement with the community has been providing & facilitating meetups for artists, providing spaces for creatives to pull together in the genres of visual art, music, dance and storytelling. He currently is studying part-time at the Visual College of Art and Design in the 3D modelling and animation program and is set to graduate December 2020.
John works independently as a fine artist, within modes of expression such as, painting, carving, metal works, mixed media, 3D modelling and illustration. John's work have been commissioned by The City of Vancouver, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver art community, Lunar Fest and Foundry BC.
John's mixed roots stem from Europe, with German ancestry and North-West Territories with Dene ancestry. These Contrasting lineages speak to his perspective, ability as an artist and affluence of different cultures.