Land Creatures

Elephant family

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My most complicated mammoth ivory carving with 10 elephants. The carving is done on the piece of mammoth tusk that is 16 inches or 400 mm long. The artwork is done in deep relieve with some elephants almost free-standing. This was very challenging and during the process of carving sometimes internal cavity appeared, but were incorporated into the carving. It made the process more interesting. My special thanks to Marty who commissioned this work and gave me the opportunity to make this wonderful creation. Special thanks to my wife Lei who took this wonderful pictures.


Panther 2

This time I carved again the free-standing panther. What I like about this statuette that it is very dynamic. The panther is moving, the muscles are bulging, it’s mouth is growling. Something dramatic is about to happen.

To create this piece of art I used a very fine piece of fossil walrus ivory with different kinds of coloration. You can even see some traces of blue. Eyes, teeth, mouth, all carved with great detail. Fossil walrus ivory presents it’s own unique challenges to the artist and should be carved with great attention. The material came from the ancient tusk of walrus that was found on the shores of Bering sea by native Alaskans. The base of the carving is made of the bark ivory of wholly mammoth tusk with it’s own unique coloration. This material came from Siberia.

This elaborate and unique ivory carving is Sold. Please contact me if you like me to carve one for you.


Owl

I got one time a piece of fossilized walrus ivory, a very tip of the tusk with very beautiful colors. The image of an owl fitted it perfectly right. As the base I used a round section of mammoth tusk with nice creamy colors. Both pieces of ivory, walrus and mammoth created a very nice composition. It stands 3-5/8″ (92mm) high and 3″ (76 mm) wide at the base.


Bison

 

Name:

Bison

Material:

A thin piece of mammoth tusk

Description:

This piece of mammoth tusk is only 5/8″ thin (about 16mm) at the thickest, but I carved it as deep as possible. I tried to show each detail of this magnificent animal that we so fortunate to share our Earth with.
The ivory carving is 4 (100 mm) long and stands 3″ (76 mm) tall. The base is made of walnut.

Barn owl

Name:

Barn owl

Material:

A thin piece of mammoth tusk

Description:

This piece of mammoth tusk is only 3/16″ thin (about 4mm) at the thickest, but I managed to take the full advantage of this material by carving it as deep as possible. The owl is almost free-standing with every feather carved in full detail.
The carving is 4-1/4 (108 mm) long and stands 2-3/4″ (70 mm) tall. The base is a small rectangular piece of mammoth ivory.

Around the hollow tree

Name:

Around the hollow tree

Material:

Hollow section of fossil Walrus Tusk

Description:

Just a family of raccoons playing around the hollow tree-stump.
The ivory carving is SOLD


Panther

Name:

The ivory carving of Panther

Material:

Fossil walrus tusk with nice coloration. Base was made from fossil mammoth ivory.

Description:

Idea of this carving came after meeting a big group of cats living in one house and people around them with their thoughts and emotions.


Picture Frame with Elk

Name:

Picture Frame with Elk

Material:

Basswood and Walnut

Description:

Nice decoration for a home, made of 2 kinds of wood. The figurine of Elk is carved of a single chunk of wood, including antlers. The picture frame is decorated with leaves and is situated on a walnut base.


Moose

Name:

Moose

Material:

Single Piece of Basswood

Description:

Wonderful carving of a moose, situated on a large carved leaf.


Owl

Name:

Owl

Material:

Mammoth Ivory Carving

Description:

Carved from a single chunk of mammoth ivory, this small statue is a beautiful piece of art. Nice shape with smooth and sharp edges, interesting material, typical color. You can clearly see dark thin lines on the surface, which are layers of mammoth ivory.


Fox

Name:

Fox

Material:

Mammoth Ivory Carving

Description:

Carved from a single chunk of mammoth ivory, this small figurine is a beautiful piece of art. Nice shape with smooth and sharp edges, interesting material.