I have been sculpting since the age of 17.
In my late 20’s, I discovered the crushed mammoth pieces which were a by-product of gold mining operations up in the Yukon. I became fascinated by the mammoths’ preserved ancient beauty, and further enhanced it with the inlay use of semi- precious stones such as amber and turquoise in two and three dimensional mosaics.
To me, the mammoth pieces were the brush strokes and the inlayed colored stones were the pigment. I was painting.
Over the last 30 years I developed an intimate rapport with this material and have been dedicated to recycling these broken shards of prehistoric mammoth tusks.
I’m grateful for being able to bring these mammoths, in some way, back to life.