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.
July 26, 2012