Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

"Woolly Mammoth Ivory, depicting the lost Pleistocene epoch and it's fauna frozen in the ice for at least ten thousand years...My discover such ancient ivory and compose them into such compositions."

Saturday, July 10, 2010

"Mostly locked in permafrost, are a multitude of prehistoric bones of Bowhead and Minke whale along with Walrus, Polar Bear and ancient artifacts of ivory.  This photo illustrates bone and firepit stones frozen in place as the Inuit removes the loose soil from his excavation."  "Gamble village, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska"  "I enjoy sculpting this ancient Walrus Ivory but through the years it has been regulated by the United States Fish and Wildlife to such a dregree as to make overseas shipping not possible.  This is 'private' land owned by the Yupik people in this area of the Bering Sea."

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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"The 'Hobbit' of the Arctic, labeled 'Denbigh' they were legendary and less than a meter in height.  They were Inuit and a mystic people whom could transform into a variety of animals and were kin to the bears."  "Amulet" pendant of 'Woolly Mammoth Ivory.'

Saturday, June 12, 2010

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"Delivered from a crypt...dreams, perpetual, and through the millinea,  where ancient is defined and present the link to our memories."  "Woolly Mammoth Ivory"

           "In The Days when Bears had Pets"

"She was accused of being a 'cannibal' and it was not at all true, she had trained bears and wolves to kill her enemy,  she would then eat them."

"Sedna"  "Ruler of the Arctic Ocean, for months long she waits under thick ice, dark and silent.  A 'snap' of ice breaking and the song of distant whales...she hears this."
"Woolly Mammoth Ivory, pendant, "Two Toklats"  Sidmore, Studio...
"My Perpetual Endeavor, to 'create' unique and numerous 'Elephant compositions for the "Taro' Safari Park, in Taro, Bali.  "This was a section of Woolly Mammoth Ivory discovered in Norton Sound Alaska, swept out of the ocean by storms."

"Vantage"  "The Little Inuit of Cape Denbigh, were kin to bears and shared a common language.   They traveled together and avoided the coastal Inuit whom were much larger and dangerous to both the Denbigh and the bear.  The Denbigh were Shamanistic and could transform themselves into other animal shapes and always had ravens reporting the location of everything on the tundra, as with cormorants along the coast."
"Woolly Mammoth Ivory" "Bear'rie Pickin"  "The Denbigh series from legends handed down for thousands of years."  "Tells of a group of Inuit that were a small people, whom were mystics and Shaman and they traveled with bear."

Monday, June 7, 2010

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''Kinship"  "As even now our culture considered association with bears as a 'taboo' yet many thousands of years ago when people lived in country, always, and never distant from nature, it was different for was Kinship"  "Woolly Mammoth Ivory"  "This piece of Woolly Mammoth ivory was discovered by Terence Day of Nome Alaska, helicopter pilot for Bering Air Service...friend and true Alaskan Bush Pilot."
"He's Friend"  "A wandering Inuit on a vision quest, through Ikpikpuk and beyond, finds his spirit friend on the river bank.  They are then joined by an unfamiliar giant from over the foothills from the 'Colville."  "They have to protect their friend from an unknown intruder and succeed."  "Woolly Mammoth Ivory, on figured teak wood."
"Permission"  "Woolly Mammoth Ivory"  "Village elder is also a Shaman" and is in the right place to bring all to a safe return from upriver to the coast and to 'Sealing Point.' "This was a time of giants, a prehistoric relationship that was, at best, precarious.  Permission was essential to cross boundaries and only the 'elders' knew the languages."
"Legend of the Giants"  "Woolly Mammoth Ivory sculpture interpreted from a vision."  "Mystics of the tundra and Bering Sea visualize dreams, visions and creatures of transformations and bring the stories to the village, underground, in drumming, songs and chants."

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"I have ceased producing jewelry, at least, for my interests, instead, I am focused and interested in "Amulets."  These are objects of power, as Amulets have been endowed with a certain essential power for thousands of years, even in Human's earliest ancestry.  They made decorative ornaments, but place importance in images as sacred 'Amulets' that empowered their lives in the natural, spiritual world."  "The 'real' difference between jewelry and Amulets is a ritualized grafting of attention to objects, a personal adherence to the 'inner-world' or in another personal directive of the 'underworld' with both being 'aura' manipulating forces."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Elephant Safari Park"  in 'Taro' Bali will find the elephants well trained to 'play ball' from 'football' to 'basketball.'  It is really difficult to bluff, block or steal a ball from them, they just have the upper 'trunk.'  Large pendant in the photo represents one of many designs from my studio presented to Nigel and Yanie Mason, founders of the 'Park.' "Sculpted of  'Woolly Mammoth Ivory' from my 2009 Arctic Expedition."
"One of the 'Many' 'Elephant' compositions I present to Nigel and Yanie Mason of 'Taro' Elephant Park, in 'Taro,' Bali.  There are thirty elephants rescued from certain loss from the habitat loss in Sumatra."  "Woolly Mammoth Ivory" from the studio of William Sidmore"
"Don't Play with Your Food"   "Woolly Mammoth Ivory" from the studio of  'William Sidmore'  "This ivory was collected while beach combing the Bering Sea region of Alaska.  This area produces the 'richest' colors due to the mineral salts offered by the long term immersion while this ivory remained on the sea-bed.  When the Ice Age was in full force, the Bering Sea was dry land as the build-up of the interior glaciers lowered the sea level."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Monday, April 5, 2010

"Detail of sculpture of Inuit 'Shaman' and family from the rare color of Woolly Mammoth Ivory discovered in the Bering Sea.  The very best colors found in this rare ivory is only discovered in the salt water regions of the Arctic including bright red, which is some of the most scarce.  'Chocolate browns and dark blues are available as well and are not found in the interior of Alaska."
"Pendant motif of an Inuit trader with a container of 'seal oil' with a dimension of  two inches @ wholesale of $50.00 carved on one side, 'Woolly Mammoth Ivory' designed by artist William Sidmore"  "I have made hundreds of designs similar, targeting the Arctic interests and the majority have sold through the Skagway, Alaskan tourist market."  "Local Alaskan collector's market also enjoy the 'unique' designs I create for them during my sojourns to the Arctic regions." 
"Woolly Mammoth Ivory sculpted jewelry designs are 'specifically' designed and target markets for the most desired sales response."  "The designed, pictured here, is of a 'Shaman' relationship with his 'totem' of which falls into a traditional, prehistoric concept."  "I have used these concepts with success for many years and continue to offer them to the Alaskan market."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Close-up of the 'Sumatran Elephant' composition of  'Woolly Mammoth Ivory' and very interesting from a standpoint that this ivory is in the range of 40,000 years in age.  "Indeed, 'Woolly Mammoth Ivory' is the alternative ivory in place of the modern ivories that are 'justifiably' restricted."
"My favorite compositions are composed of groups of certain ideas drafted into three dimensions such as this 'Sumatran Elephant' group sculpted of ancient 'Woolly Mammoth Ivory' in my studio. " The length of this object is roughly two feet and of a flawless section of tusk."

"On occasion, I will discover something prehistoric from another creature such as this 'Moose' antler base lying in shallow water in the Arctic.  For bone, it is a remarkable sculpture medium and rare...interesting to think that a moose walked alongside the Woolly Mammoth for hundreds of thousands of years and survived the great extinction of the last Ice Age."
"Woolly Mammoth 'femur' bone discovered in river gravel, Arctic, Alaska...'When I discovered this bone fragment, it was reminiscent of a section of  'drift-wood' with a 'sun-bleached' surface mixed in with similarly colored gravels.  "Mammoth Hunter series"

Saturday, March 6, 2010

"In the late 19th century, gold-miners thawed thousands of yards of permafrost to access the gold bearing gravel which ran in a layer beneath frozen Pleistocene frozen silt, deposited by melting glaciers and thousands of years of winds and  'Ice Age' storms.  "Mammoth tusks were a by-product of the effort along with a myriad of other extinct fossil fauna from the Ice Age."
"It was a three day ordeal and on the forth day I left this camp."  "A storm arrived from Siberia bringing with it high winds and rain...incessant.  I constructed a 'tri-pod' out of driftwood and leaned the boat on it's braces to prevent the winds from 'pinning' my tent to the sand."  On the morning of the forth day, the winds were still at probably, thirty five knots and still too much for one person...and a dog to brave the surf."  "It was nearly impossible to 'get off' the surf into the sound, as I entered the surf, positioning the bow of the boat into the winds, while standing in the water, I started the engine and when ready, I kicked the motor in gear and jumped in the boat...and off I went into Escholtz Bay."  

"I thought I would never show this photo, I paid no attention to the 'pink' towel,  I still do not know how I came to bring it with me on this expedition, I mean, nice to have a small dry towel when you camp for weeks on end.  I discovered this tusk just within the gravel next to the shoreline on this river.  Nice little 'cow mammoth' tusk, always happy to discover, yet why do I have a 'pink' towel?"

"Woolly Mammoth Ivory Tusk as it lay in the river's gravel, high 'Arctic Alaska.'  'This tusk find is considered 'Secondary Deposition' due to being in the gravel and not in 'situ' or in place within it's parent permafrost (Which would then be considered 'Primary Deposition')."
"Woolly Mammoth Skulls"  "After the hunt, ancient hunters collected the skulls for use as both 'Drums' for apparent ceremonies and the use of ivory for tools, ornaments, amulets for personal motifs and traditional  spiritual links to insights and Shaman visions"

"Walrus Ivory"  " Projectile end blades discovered in an ancient 'Yupik' burial,'   "Okvik"(extinct) tribe of the 'Yupik' horizon, typifies design motifs illustrating specifically this group.   "Each subsequent group has similar motif concepts, including individual signatures engraved on the ivory surface."   "Location Bering Sea, 'east'  Russian coastline."

"Just 'sat' down with a blank paper and a 'ball point pen' and drafted this 'Warrior,' tying on a new ivory lance point, he is wearing an armored vest cut from 'Walrus Ivory' useful in stopping arrows and lance thrusts from warriors in conflict."  "He also wore two 'Lip Plugs' or 'Labrets' proving kinship with the 'Walrus."  1985 Skagway, Alaska.......
"Woolly Mammoth Ivory, 'Harpoon' motif, reminiscent of the 'Ipiutatk' Eskimo designs used in Arctic Alaska over two thousand years ago.  "Production showing of this design was distributed in it's entirety with another production scheduled for 2010 summer.  "I am considering a 'double barb' modification for effect."

Saturday, February 27, 2010

"Personal Design of a 'Woolly Mammoth' executed in pen and ink for 'logo' motif and promotions along with productions designs." "By, WIlliam Sidmore"
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"Ancient Examples of Prehistoric 'Human Forms' of 'walrus ivory' discovered in St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, with an estimated age of 3000 years." "Buried in 'permafrost' from an ancient dwelling of the 'Okvik' culture, 'Punuk' Island off shore from the main island of St. Lawrence island."

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"Design Illustration used in promotion in 'Prehistoric Walrus' ivories utilized in sculpture and jewelry 1989" 'Pen and Ink composition by William Sidmore, 'Artist'
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Woolly  Mammoth  Ivory' components' for jewelry designers, in-studio, as production concepts...from 1.5 to 2 inch length sizes supplied at 'wholesale' from $20.00 to $30.00 quantity orders"  'Note;' 'The variety of color variations for this ancient ivory, all natural colors, as the best ivories are discovered in the Bering Sea, Alaska'

Tuesday, February 2, 2010