Saturday, June 13, 2009

"Okvik Tradition Harpoon Shaft Ornament of the Bering Sea, Siberia." This object is not of my personal collection but illustrates a design most unusual and provocative. Everything about this object is interesting and was a burial discovery with other objects discovered of very controlled sculpted expertise. Few people are aware of the wonder of the Arctic and the deliberate functional art that these Yupik, Ipiutak and other groups were produceing for thousands of years. They existed in a world unimagineably different than the present with equal mystic traditions that are lost to unwritten history...

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