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."