This face is carved from a whale ear bone. Gotsky is a character in my book series, “Voice of the Ancients.” It is mounted on two pieces of ebony, by Tony Pope. I carved it when I was living in Wrangell, Alaska.
It is 9″ x 3.5″ x 4″ Carving whale ear bones is hard work. It is the densest bone in a mammal, and it smells really bad! It is also brittle, but I love doing it!