This sculpture is made of whale bone. Albert Biles has been carving since he was old enough to pick up a pocket-knife. This very personal approach to the techniques of carving traditional materials such as moose antler, whalebone and soapstone is also reflected in the rich and evolving vocabulary of images that come from his experiences with, observations of, and intuitions about life on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Working in his studio in St. Anthony, Biles produces carvings that range in subject matter from the region’s flora and fauna to the depiction of aboriginal myths and legends. Images seem to flow directly out of the materials he uses. This item is available for shipping. For more information on this piece contact our Craft Council Gallery.