Mohawk/Tairona / Canada
Trip Phoenix, lead designer and artisan at SunHeart Rises Designs, is an Indigenous artist living in downtown Toronto. Born and raised in Montreal, he has a strong spiritual connection to his Mohawk roots. Trip is self-taught and sells his jewelry at Indigenous events around the GTA. With many years of experience as a visual and performing artist, Trip has a unique sense of colour and form, allowing him to create distinct and modern pieces. He has gained some notoriety as a craftsman by using traditional materials like leather, bone, horn, glass, semi-precious stones and shells.