Friday, October 7, 2011

"Turreted Objects (Modified Winged Objects) as they are called, walrus ivory, and Punuk in cultural identity, St. Lawrence Island, prehistoric Yupik. These are actual artifacts, that I may use as reference for a product line for Yupik distribution, in this particular case, these would be amulets, (pendants), using mammoth ivory or bone." 'My blog; 'In My Own Words' describes these artifacts from the Yupik as being influenced by extraterrestrial associations thousands of years ancient.  Some are flying objects (Winged Objects) with mechanical incising on their surfaces." 
"Yupik and Ipiutak Inuit Art and artifacts...rather an obscure cultural identity, lost, really, except for the occasional 'recorded' artifact discovery on St. Lawrence Island and mainland coastal sites of the extinct Ipiutak of Point Hope Alaska.  I have a small collection of actual artifacts from St. Lawrence Island, and I have collection of photos of the many artifacts from excavations to use as samples for study.  This (photo) of a 'Punuk' Walrus is one of the salvaged motifs I am bringing back to the Yupik cultural project."
"The Queen of the Dragons"  'Woolly Mammoth Ivory, natural color, Sidmore Studio"
 "Completely suspended on pins as the body left no room for a stand. Teak wood burro, very enduring material and matches the Dragon's color.  Interlocked dorsal spines, wingless flying Chinese Dragon, traditional.  "Chocolate colored (natural) Woolly Mammoth Ivory."
"Amulet traditional Chinese Dragon, on Woolly Mammoth Ivory, crystal and amethyst beads, with garnet and turquoise...lightly gold colored for presentation"
"Twelve Centimeters to the top of this sculpture, traditional 'winged version' and armored head plates, every scale carved in it's place, detail study."  "Mammoth Ivory" sculpted on all sides, signature, and I link all of the dorsal spines together, well, most of them, and this adds strength to them."
"I went through a production study of dragons, as with this example, it is a normal level of quality, and intricacy, a traditional motif executed traditionally.  On occasion I get close to refined versions, indeed maintaining impressions. 'Woolly Mammoth Ivory' natural color."

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"Clear and shallow river, running north to the Arctic Ocean, and along with it...brightly colored Woolly Mammoth ivory, just a section of a tusk, but very beautiful and hard, as ivory is."
"Walking along the river, in the gravels, and clear water from Ice Age thaw, does offer a treasure along the way, a very well preserved 'Woolly Mammoth" tooth, the same color as the surrounding 'limestone' rocks."
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"Just finished an example of 'Artifact' intended sculpture from ancient 'Woolly Mammoth Ivory'. I have been reproducing artifact types for many years, such a combs, hair pins and 'spoons'...adding my own distinguishable designing efforts. The 'Amulet' prototypes are roughly (2inches) in length or smaller. No two examples are alike and hand worked entirely by replicating the original motif, (which is primarily from my note pad and drawing pencils). Usually I sculpt the original 'finished' product to expected specifications, then bring it to my studio (another building) for a production of specific designs with my team of artisans aiding in the quantity productions, (production is both Woolly Mammoth Ivory and Domestic Cow 'Bovine' Bone. This particular design, (photo), is a ladle type, but small enough to be a 'spoon' pendant (Amulet)."
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

"Specimens such as this immature Woolly Mammoth Tusk are not frequently discovered and most certainly not sculpted or carved, instead I have developed methods to preserve them as they are.  When they are discovered in this condition, they are fully saturated with water, so to dry them properly, without being wrapped in plastic for two years, I instead lightly coat them with water base clear Polyurethane, semi-gloss, so I can enjoy this and other specimen tusks as they acclimate."