Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Swan scrimshaw on mother of pearl

This isn't the world's greatest photo. Unfortunately I can't scan it like I usually do, because of the weird reflective properties of MOP. It's weird in a lot of ways! Does it look kinda bumpy? It's not, it's quite flat.

I'm very pleased with this, but have mixed feelings about MOP as a surface for scrim. It would really just depend on the image I guess. Some things will not work. It sure is nice to be working on ivory again now! ;-)

I wish you could all hold this in your hand, it's pretty wild the way the light hits it.

"Tundra Elegance" (Tundra Swan)
3/4 by 2 inches
multicolor scrimshaw on white Mother of Pearl

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