Color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by G. Williams. Captivating portrait of someone who has without doubt spent most of his life in the woods. Williams has used the ivory's shape to utmost advantage. The color in the ivory (the result of minerals that have been absorbed from surrounding area) works perfectly as the smoke coming from the unseen pipe bowl. Brilliant. As usual, with Williams' portraits, there is a great deal left unsaid. Who is he? What is he doing here? How long has he been here? The purpose of art is to raise questions, not necessarily to answer them. Works perfectly here.
Our Scrimshaw section contains one of a kind pieces by some of the most renowned West coast, local and
national scrimshanders today. They use only the best Ancient Mammoth, Walrus Tusk, Whale Tooth and
African Ivory. Our scrimshaw videos are intended to showcase our artists' high-level of craftsmanship
and expert detailing in every piece we highlight.