Friday, December 17, 2010
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
Saturday, June 12, 2010
"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."
Monday, June 7, 2010
''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 some...it 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."
Thursday, May 20, 2010
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."
"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
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."
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."
Saturday, March 6, 2010
"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')."
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."
Saturday, February 27, 2010
"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."
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'