Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

"The Little Inuit, meet their friends on the tundra, most famous of all Eskimo, these fellows were only thirty inches or so in height.  They remained hidden from the other tribes, they were concerned about being enslaved.  The tundra was their home and once in a while an Athabaskan or Eskimo would spot one but he would quickly vanish."  "Woolly Mammoth Ivory, Studio Sidmore"
"Bear and Cub pendant of "Woolly Mammoth Ivory"  "Gemstone beads are used and on occasion I use glass beads that are original and in keeping with the Russian trade tradition."
"The Denbigh Shaman in a new introduction with Toklat Grizzly group.  At first it did not go easily, but the Shaman was befriended as always with the bear."  "Woolly Mammoth Ivory sculpture, Sidmore Studio."
"The Denbigh Inuit" were the smallest, at less than a meter in height.  They were magical people and remained hidden from other Inuit villagers due to their powers and influence in the natural world.  Remnants of them are discovered by their expert crafted weaponry.  In the sculpture composition, it is the Denbigh people that protect the bear and even swims and ride them... all across the Arctic." "Woolly Mammoth Ivory" collected in the village of Koyuk, Norton Sound, Alaska."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"They were kin to all of the bears...and they were legend...the Hobbits of the Arctic...the Denbigh Iniut"

Monday, June 7, 2010

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Sculpted "Woolly Mammoth Ivory" bracelet of motifs designed for the Alaskan market, and occasionally, I make bracelets as have been well received by my many clients, that I now, produce a greater number of them especially more abstract curves and ideas, exciting direction to go now since traditionally, I have performed many 'realistic' motifs as a rule for my friends in Alaska."
"Woolly Mammoth Ivory" 'Pendant design for the "Taro" Safari Park, Taro Bali...My studio supplies the Taro Park gift-shop, gallery and Museum for many years with my personal support for the endeavor of Nigel and Yanie Mason (owners) in the rescue operations of 27 Sumatran Elephants.  As a result of this rescue, these elephants will not face degradation that confinement in Sumatra offers in place for the diminishing herds.  The park now celebrates three new calves born to the park in 2009, a successful rescue and perpetuation of this endangered species."
"Antique ivory sculpted in Africa during the late 19th century.  It is a tribal girl in traditional design."  'I discovered in an 'antique' shop in Java.  The entire sculpture was crude in effect and apart from the face, it needed some help from my studio.  "Leaving the girl's face intact is all I left from the original piece.  I then designed all of the characters to suit the composition to my liking.  It now resides in a private museum, with signatures of  two artists."

Monday, May 3, 2010

"VILLAGE FAMILY"  "Bi-Colored Woolly Mammoth Ivory"  "Figured Teak Wood Base"  "Sumatran Elephants and Native Orang Padang"  (5 inches x 3 inches) ($1100.00 Gallery) 'From the studio of William Sidmore'
"GIVE ME A HAND"  "Woolly Mammoth Ivory from the Bering Sea"  "Taro Safari Park, Taro Bali, composition of  'Sumatran Elephants' with a size of  (6 inches x 4 inches) on a figured teak base.  Gallery appraised value ($1800.00) from the studio of William Sidmore"

"Woolly Mammoth Ivory"  'Bi-colored 'chocolate and mocha' composition designed for 'Taro' Safari Park, Taro, Bali.  We utilize 'gem-stone' beads and gold gilding in our necklace motifs.  Due to the theme of 'rescued' Sumatran elephants now based in Taro, we produce many compositions of elephants...all different.'
"Be Patient, He's not going anywhere"    A rare 'bi-colored section of "Woolly Mammoth Ivory" 'This composition is of two layered color due to the outer  surface being harder than the interior dentin layer, hence the color difference. The size is approx. 'four inches' square and appraised value is $1200.00.  (Gallery.)  signed William Sidmore, artist sculpture 2010...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Traditional motif of  'religious deities' of any group's request, in pendant 'amulet' production and 'fantasy' dragons with also a maintenance of  traditional  types such as the 'rare' and almost unknown 'Dayak Dragon Dog' concept (not as yet illustrated in this blog) from Borneo born from a Chinese influence but with a 'jungle' twist."

"My 'Studio' is basically a non stop sculpture endeavor supplying components and works for the purpose of jewelry compositions for artisans and gallery / gift shop clients...utilizing this rare and significant "Woolly Mammoth Ivory."
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

"It is a fact that from a business standpoint, the smaller 'Woolly Mammoth Ivory' compositions are the most popular, yet it is my joy to compose large, singularly 'unique' objects from this wonderful sculpture medium."  "The 'Base' is of a 'tabular' smoky quartz crystal unearthed in Brazil."

"One of my most sought after motifs is actually the earliest designs in Human history...the Venus goddess...'this specific example is sculpted of 'Woolly Mammoth Bone' with others offered in Woolly Mammoth Ivory and bone for dealers in the art world as amulets, (pendants), and display objects."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Twenty Feet Distant" "Toklat Grizzly" "On a walk from camp, and a hundred yards from the 'tent.' So, I turned and walked parallel with this 'fella' stopping for a photo for just a few seconds as not wanting to be too far behind. At times I was only twenty feet from him as he progressed closer to my camp. He paid me no attention as he seemed to focus on my tent and inflatable boat towards the end of the gravel bar, now just twenty yards away...or so. I continued to 'talk' to him as he moved along the gravel, to a pace that found me almost at a run.' 'No gun with me and just a camera,and a  very nervous encounter as we advanced even closer to the camp. I could see my 'shotgun' draped over the boat's stern, loaded, but still five yards away. I thought of running just then but the bear suddenly moved towards the bank on his side of the river and into...the bush."
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Sunday, January 31, 2010

"The 'Council' grouped together, prehistoric ivory 'Human forms' or 'Dolls' from permafrost...'Alaska'

"Venus" " Earliest sculpture forms discovered "

"Venus" "The earliest known sculpture example in Human history." "Upwards of forty thousand years in age this 'Goddess' challenges us all in her story" "Reproductions in 'Woolly Mammoth Ivory and Bone in progress February 2010 to April 2010." 'Example of a six inch 'Venus' of Ancient Mammoth Bone illustrated.'