Tuesday, November 30, 2010
It is my desire to see you in such a place as this. You whom read this. To share in absolute wilderness, alone and not for a short time. To get to know your new friend, you. This is the way of us, and those whom look to the great distance and do so alone, to drive on in snow that gets you there and...back. This bull Mammoth tusk as it lay in the stream bed of the Ikpikpuk river on the North Slope of Alaska...
Friday, October 29, 2010
"Woolly Mammoth Tusk as discovered in an Arctic Alaska river." "I could see part of this tusk from at least one hundred meters from up river. The section of this tusk that is exposed to the surface looks like a log lying in the water but since there are no trees this far north it could only be one thing."
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
"Denbigh, the Small People" "5000 years ago lived the Denbigh villagers, high in the Arctic and were less than a meter in height. They were artists in stone and made the most beautiful tools to hunt with. They were not easily seen or found by any other tribe of the north but were respected for their magic and tundra knowledge. To this day scientist marvel at their blades and artistic perfection, yet deny their existence as the smallest tribes.
"Spirit Bear, Spirit Man" "Legend has it, the Inuit god, Yupik, enjoyed setting up his villagers on numerous occasions, (such as this sculpture depicts), as he transforms himself, along with others, to play torment only to bring good news of a hunt...in progress." "Yupik retired to the farthest north when Russian traders appeared in the early 19th century, he remains there, one can hear his roars rippling off the shores of Wrangle Island."
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
"Bo Earls, ( world class flint-knapper ) from Utah, America, produced the blade of chert, I then attached a handle of ancient 'Caribou Jawbone' of which I discovered while beach combing the Bering Sea region of Alaska." "Occasionally I produce reproductions for museums and private collectors. I utilize modern blades produced by artists, as with the blades discovered from ancient discoveries, all produced from stones of various types."
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Ancient Woolly Mammoth Ivory is a wonderful jewelry medium, it is rare, unique in that it is the very earliest sculpture medium in 'Human' history dating back as far as the late 'Pleistocene, epoch, at 40,000 years distant." "I do a great deal of jewelry designs for clients in an international market profile. For, me, personally, I produce 'Amulets,' these are not jewelry...they are objects of empowerment, they are beautiful but they are not referred to as ornaments." "The Human 'Spirit' (for a lack of a better description) has an intrinsic 'Will' and 'Aura' that when focused can do great works. "Amulets" have always accompanied 'those with power,' they assist change from our diminutive power base to a dynamic personality and purpose."
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
"In the Gravel" "Drifting alone, along a river which flows north to the Arctic Ocean, I discovered this section of "Woolly Mammoth Tusk" and does resemble a section of a fallen tree, yet this far north, there are only stunted vestiges of trees and an abundance of brush." "This tusk section is a good example of ivory that warrants the use for sculpture and jewelry."
"Cut Bank Erosion," "Arctic river in the Arctic Alaskan Region." "Note: the center of this photo illustrates an 'Ice Wedge' which is a portion of the bank containing 'Permafrost' which is directly responsible for the preservation of bones and tusks of the extinct "Woolly Mammoth and other 'Pleistocene' species."
'Ice Age' permafrost in Arctic Alaska. "I could see this tusk lying in mud from over a hundred yards, with twenty per-cent of the tusk above the river's surface and the remaining, just lying on the bottom."
"Easily Missed" "Searching along the Arctic river, it is easy to overlook a fossil when it resembles the limestone in close proximity. This 'specimen' is from a mature bull 'Woolly Mammoth.' They are specimens for pathological study and not utilized in sculpture. 'Occasionally, certain teeth do have remarkably large roots and are of the most beautiful color, sometimes it is the root system that remains in some eroded teeth and are then used in jewelry...most lovely."
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
"Then, once in a while, comes a special Inuit 'Shaman' whom has a report with local inhabitants such as a couple of 'Toklat tundra Grizzlies' as some legends say." "Indeed, they had the villagers convinced of his powers and they...listened." "Woolly Mammoth Ivory and Russian trade beads, two inch tall pendant."
"Inuit 'Hunters' back from the tundra...empty handed but with some kind of story to tell to the village like perhaps a Polar Bear attacked them and ate their dogs, or they were lost in a snow blizzard for days leaving them stranded and maybe they just found a few 'gull' eggs to add to the dinner pot." "Woolly Mammoth Ivory"
'Within the confines of my studio, I work with a few other artisans developing design concepts to satisfy the growing interest in a diversified client base. 'Dragons', from the traditional variety to 'new age' styles are a study in themselves...from...'Woolly Mammoth Ivory' the 'Most Significant Sculpture Medium in the World.'
Friday, March 5, 2010
"Normal sized herd with the 'Matron' in the lead, and heading into the trees for another long cold." "Woolly Mammoths in their seasonal rounds with a variety of frozen herbs and cranberries, frozen on the bush and many 'blueberries' in similar state, the herd can stand in place for hours, grazing, and a bear ventures out form sleep... for a treat."
"Ancient Woolly Mammoth Ivory from the Bering Sea region, Arctic Alaska...This pendant illustrates the multi-colored example, that is my favorite for jewelry and sculpture works" "The combination of dark blues, blue-green, oranges and rust red are only discovered in the ocean, the interior ivory from the rivers and tundra do not have this rich array of colors."
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
"Venus" "Sculpture from ancient Woolly Mammoth bone" "This female form is the representation of the 'Earliest sculpture in Human History" "Estimated dates include forty thousand years distant...remnant of the "Ice Age." 'example; is from my studio to provide as amulet to these wonderful extinct deities."