GEMBONE ART and SCULPTURE
FOR SALE


Sculpture, Art and Jewelry provide the best opportunity to show off the truly incredible beauty of Agatized Dinosaur Bone. Each and every piece I create inspires me to do more and better work. I started off doing small sculptures, such as eggs, spheres, paperweights, and free-form shapes, such as “The Flame”, “The Block”, “The Sail”, “The Wave”, and “Tadpole”. These three-dimensional objects are shaped and polished on all sides. 

Later, I developed a line of framed pieces that I called the “Evolved Plant Series”. These whimsical creations represent soft, organic, flowing life forms. The series includes such work as"Fruit", "Nuts", "Amphora", "Flower Tree", "Grapes", and "Mushrooms". This led me to an exploration of animal forms, geometric designs, abstract forms patterned after the remarkable eccentric flints of the Maya, and my most recent, reproductions of the archaic Indian pictographs (1500 to 8000 years old) found on rock panels scattered throughout southeast Utah.

My work involves crafting a piece of agatized dinosaur bone (gembone) with flowing curves, ridges, valleys, swales, and saddles to create pleasing organic forms. Combined with an exceptional polish I have developed over 40 years, the result is a remarkably unique presentation. Taking advantage of the amazing color diversity of this material, every creation is distinctively one-of-a-kind! Each of the different forms will have several iterations over time, but most of them will vary significantly in color.

ENJOY!!






SALES:  PLEASE NOTE!!



Most of the work shown on this site is available exclusively through the Toklat Gallery, in Basalt, CO.  If you are interested in purchasing any available item, a link has been provided which will either re-direct you to the item location or send you directly to PayPal, my preferred payment method, for immediate purchase.

I GUARANTEE SATISFACTION AND OFFER A 7-DAY RETURN POLICY
ON ALL POLISHED WORK (MINUS S&H) SOLD DIRECTLY THROUGH THIS SITE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOKLAT GALLERY  HAS THEIR OWN RETURN POLICY.


INTERNATIONAL SALES

I will ship international, but I will need to invoice you first to provide appropriate shipping charges. Most international sales will be shipped USPS Priority Mail.
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ALL PHOTOS HAVE A LINK TO PAGES WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF EACH PIECE!!

BE SURE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS AT THEIR MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION!



Shaman V

Pricing for Framed Piece Available through Toklat Gallery

Shaman VI

Pricing for Framed Piece Available through Toklat Gallery


Shaman VII

Pricing for Framed Piece Available through Toklat Gallery

Shaman Series
These ethereal figures are representations of ancient pictographs (up to 5,000 years old) found in the remote Canyonlands of Utah. Their meaning has been lost over time; however, the notion of shamans and deities certainly jumps out at you.
The beautiful imagery created by these archaic tribes is as inspiring as it is mesmerizing.

The main figure in these representations is ≈6" x 2" x 1/2". They are all made out of the finest quality agatized dinosaur bone (i.e., gembone)




Sphere 11-30-13-1 -- 2-1/8"Diameter

Pricing Available through Toklat Gallery

Sphere III -- 2-1/4" Diameter

Pricing Available through Toklat Gallery

NOTE: All spheres are hand-shaped and will have the expected little bumps and dips that distinguish a hand-crafted piece.


Sphere VII -- 2-1/8" Diameter
$450.00 (S&H included)


Moab Shaman V
Pricing for Framed Piece Available through Toklat Gallery
The "Moab Shaman" is a representation of the shamanistic figures found on a pictograph panel in Courthouse Wash (Moab, Utah). In addition to many other forms, three of these figures were painted on a cliff face high above the Colorado River. They have been identified as Barrier Canyon Style figures, dating them at 1,200 to 4,000 years old. The power and majesty of the painted figures has been captured in this stunning sculpture.

The size of the shaman is 5-1/4” x 2-3/8” x 1/2”.

This piece is backed by a solid slab to ensure permanent stability.

Please Note: This piece was framed through the Toklat Gallery. Unfortunately, I do not have good photos of the frame, so please contact the gallery for images and pricing.



This piece is one of my older compositions, having been completed many, many years ago and hanging on my study wall ever since. I've named it “Fruit”. The “base” or “trunk” (made out of black spiderweb bone) is ≈3-1/2” high as it is positioned in the frame. The size including the frame is approximately 16-1/2” wide by 12-3/4” high. 

The original photography of this piece was done so long ago with an ancient digital camera that the images were essentially worthless. So, I've tried again by photographing through the glass front (at an angle to avoid reflections). The result does not do this piece justice! The "stem" is actually a magnificent piece of blue-black spiderweb with gorgeous white agate swirls in some of the cells. The "fruit" are a deep blue color. Each stone is masterfully crafted and beautifully polished!

Please Note: The folks at Toklat Gallery decided to re-frame Fruit I.
Unfortunately, I do not have good photos of the frame, so please contact the gallery for images and pricing.

Fruit 1




Amphora III

Amphora III
The size of Amphora is ≈ 6-1/2" x 1-1/2". The brass “spray” is an additional 9" x 2-3/4".

Please Note:
The folks at Toklat Gallery decided to re-frame Amphora III.

Unfortunately, I do not have good photos of the new frame, so please contact the gallery for images and pricing.





















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