This Snowy Owl is perched on the lookout, leaning forward and ready to take flight on spotting prey. The ivory I used came from Siberia in Northern Russia and was gifted to me at ‘Circum-Arctic Art Show’, Reykjavik, Iceland, in October 2015. On carving this owl I incorporated a very fine polishing technique using special jewelry brush bits that I purchased in Vancouver. This method allows me to finely polish the ivory without losing any of my texturing and detail.
Billy was born on July 7, 1978, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. In his early years he travelled eastern Canada residing and schooling in Ottawa, Yarmouth and Halifax in Nova Scotia, then at the age of thirteen returned to live in Goose Bay. He now lives in North West River in Labrador and enjoys fishing and hunting on the land with his family.
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