191217-04 Ancient Walrus Jaw Bone Carving 3 1/2" tall, 10" x 9" by Sam Dimmick
Depicting the Eagle, Bowhead Whale, and Narwhal. With fine detail.
The jawbone is mineralized due to it being many thousands of years old. The Walrus ivory Bowhead Whale is joined with inlaid hardwood. The Narwal has an ivory tusk. A spectacular carving.
Sam is a noted artist from Nome, Alaska who is well known throughout the Native Art world. His work is shown throughout North America at Major museum shows.
Sam Dimmick was born in 1960, and regularly travels to promote his work. His family is from Shismaref, Alaska; he was born in Nome. Sam comes from a long line of ivory, whalebone, and stone carvers. Years ago, he had the opportunity to work closely with Ken “Ralph” Paneok, and was able to improve on his stone carving technique. He also learned a great deal from Paul Tiulana. Sam specializes in stone carving. Sam enjoys creating large pieces, with an attention to fine detail that never ceases to impress. One can touch his pieces, and “feel” the bone structure of the bear, the feathers of the bird, and the smoothness of the whale. Sam’s sculptures can be found in museums, galleries, and personal collections spanning the globe.