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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Mammoth Tail Bone Sculpture


"Before Inupiat Time"


This sculpture features wooly mammoth ivory, mammoth tail bone, musk ox horn and hair - material nearly as timeless as the Inupiat people themselves.

Wooly mammoths lived in Northwest Arctic Alaska between 20,000 and 120,000 years ago. Their remains, in the form of teeth, bone, and ivory from their great tusks are discovered along the rivers and oceanfront as erosion occurs. The musk oxen were roaming with the Wooly Mammoths and are still here today.

This sculpture captures the time before the Inupiat people came to this area.

1 comment:

lexy said...

I am very enchanted by your whale bone transformation pieces. Do you have some for sale??