Sea Creatures

Black shell sea turtle

My new very interesting and very pretty carving of the sea turtle that was made using several different kinds of mammoth ivory. The shell was made out of very rare and very pretty kind called black mammoth ivory. It is really black and it is natural coloration that happens after mammoth tusk was exposed for thousands of years to different minerals. The black colors in this piece were running deep (another rare occurrence) that allow me to carve the shell deep with bringing up several different shades of black. I made flippers and head out of highest grade white mammoth ivory and base is made out of round section of mammoth tusk (so-called bark ivory) with brown coloration that I carved to look like a coral reef.

The turtle is 3-1/4 inches (83mm) long from tip of it’s nose to the end of it’s flippers. the base is 3-3/4 inches (92mm) long. The width between tips of the flippers is 2-3/4 inches (70mm) and entire composition is 2 inches (51mm) tall

This mammoth ivory carving is SOLD


Jellyfish

Carving a jellyfish was a really unique opportunity to bring forth the beauty of the creature, beauty of material and possibility to really challenge my craftsmanship. The entire ivory carving is made out of two different pieces of fossil walrus ivory with different coloration. The base is the butt part of fossil walrus tusk, it is so old that ivory had become black in some places. The jellyfish sits on the wavy silver rod. The height of the carving is 5.5 inches (140 mm) without the base. With the base, it is 6.5 inches (165 mm) high.

The ivory carving is SOLD


Blue shell sea turtle

My new very interesting and very pretty carving of the sea turtle that was made using several different kinds of mammoth ivory. The shell was made out of very rare and very pretty kind called blue mammoth ivory. It is really blue and it is natural coloration that happens after mammoth tusk was exposed for thousands of years to different minerals. The blue colors in this piece were running deep (another rare occurrence) that allow me to carve the shell deep with bringing up several different shades of blue. I made flippers and head out of highest grade white mammoth ivory and base is made out of round section of mammoth tusk (so-called bark ivory) with brown coloration.


Profile of the walrus

Here is one simple yet pretty fossil walrus ivory carving. It is showing a walrus, how it was possible looking in its real life long time ago and is made on the tip of a walrus tusk that was found on the shores of St. Lawrence island. The carving is 3-3/4 inches (95 mm) tall. As the base a thin round section of mammoth tusk was used.

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Sea lion migration

My newest fossil walrus ivory carving, “The seal migration” was carved out of entire walrus tusk that was tumbled in the sea for a long, long time. Even now it looks impressive being almost 24 inches (600mm)long and 2-3/4 or (70mm)wide. I carved it as deep as possible and some of the sea lions are almost free-standing. The base is made out of walnut.


Sea Turtle 2

The shell of the Turtle is made from fossil walrus ivory. For the head and legs I used pieces of mammoth ivory. Base is a section of a mammoth tusk.
I tried to bring forth all the beauty of each kind of material that went into this ivory carving. The carving is 3.5″ (90mm) long and 2-5/8″ (66mm) wide. It stands 1.4″ (35mm) toll


Sea Turtle

This is a mammoth ivory carving. Stand is made from aromatic cedar.
I would describe this project as an attempt to create a carving of a sea creature in motion.


Rising from the Deep Blue

Name: Rising from the Deep Blue
Material: Seal is made from a piece of fossilized walrus tusk. Ocean (base) is a piece of Charoite – very rare mineral that can be found only at one place on Earth – river Chara in Siberia.



Walrus

Name:

Walrus

Description:

This carving is made from the root of fossilized walrus tusk. The tusk was found by an Eskimo diver, who lives on St. Lawrence island. Using a boat, he went to a place where walruses lived long time ago and searched for their remains on the sea floor. The waves are usually high and there is no visibility underwater.

The stand is made from aromatic cedar.


Seal #1

Name:

Seal #1 (on the right)

Material:

Root section of fossilized walrus tusk. This material is often found on the beaches of St. Lawrence island, where it is washed ashore. The age of the tusk may be between 100 and 1000 years old.

SOLD


Seal #2

Name:

Seal #2 (on the left)

Material:

Mammoth Ivory Carving

Description:

The ivory carvings are placed side by side to show the difference in materials. White mammoth ivory is quite different from the fossilized walrus tusk.

Stands for Seals #1 and #2 are made from aromatic cedar.


seal with fish

Name:

Seal

Material:

Single Chunk of Mammoth Ivory

Description:

Here is one of the last Stan’s carvings: an underwater seal, carved in mammoth ivory with algae and fish around it.


Name:

Walrus

Material:

Single Chunk of Mammoth Ivory

Description:

A small piece of bark ivory converted into a walrus ivory carving by Stan.