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.