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."


  1. Beautiful, visionary work - congratulations. It's lovely that there are stories that accompany the pieces. I wonder if you ever bring your work to the Tucson Gem Show?

    With best wishes,

  2. "This has been my life's work and travel to the Arctic, mostly solo, and discover ancient Woolly Mammoth fossils, to preserve what I discover as specimens, and to translate non-diagnostic ivory into world class objects of our cultural treasures."