Friday, September 30, 2011
"Misfortune...being a transformed 'Polar Bear' and was 'caught' by a Yupik hunter back in from Savoonga, out on the island. Two errors for Shaman, he also walked on four legs making him look even more of the Bear. Bad luck to run into his friend and neighbor out on the ice, he was a mistaken hunt. ...'Mammoth Bone, Fox tooth artifact amulet, Mammoth Ivory spear head, with trade glass beaded labrets, standing on ice glazed teak burro" 'Tricky to work on Mammoth bone, as it is more like a stone, and disobeys."
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
"From the studio, newly arriving, is the 'Production' of 'Woolly Mammoth Ivory' 'Amulet Ladles' in (2 inch length this photo). From a few museum gift shops, I have been requested to design artifact types for their display and resale. Actual artifacts are very rare and only a few collectors and museums obtain them. I offer these various designs in domestic 'Cow Bone' with antique finish...with a very favorable price point."
"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)."