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."