A little Gallery

 

 

Art

A former student made a little Art Gallery for the Hittys…

Gallery

…which recently came home to live in the Hitty cupboard.

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Walrus Ivory Moose

The inaugural display in the gallery’s new location is an exhibit of tiny carvings…Viola is interested in the little moose made of walrus Ivory – moose are rare and walruses unheard of in the Ozarks!

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Crystalline

Walrus Ivory has a central crystalline structure, called secondary dentine.  It is surrounded by solid primary dentine. Both are visible in the antlers of this little moose.

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Antler Owl

The lovely carved owl looks like it might fly off. It is made of Caribou antler.

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Pied-billed Grebe

Arianell thinks the wooden grebe is so cute!

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Walrus Ivory Puffins

Puffins are one of our favourite birds.

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Perching Puffins

….we like the way they are perched on a cliff.

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Nesting Swan

This lovely walrus ivory swan is sitting on a nest of antler…

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eggs

…there are eggs in the nest!

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Little Art Appreciators

Amazing talented artists made these tiny things! Alaskan artist Leonard Savage made the Swan and nest, the Puffins and the Moose.  The wood Grebe is marked (c) Anni Italy. Maureen Morris made the Owl.

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16 thoughts on “A little Gallery

  1. Wonderful gallery with beautiful art. Do you teach? If so, what grade? I work in a university and interact with students all day, every day. 🙂

  2. What a lovely gift for the Quimper Hittys. Such beautiful art work. The owl is gorgeous. My favorite bird is the Atlantic puffin, so I love the tiny puffins. Just amazing. Looks like Hitty Viola is right at home!
    Celia C

  3. The display of creativity does my soul good. The world is full of beautiful items and creativity….thank you for highlighting some special items that have come your way.

    • Viola paid close attention to the Walrus ivory moose! She never thought she’d live in a household where walrus and moose are commonly discussed. The art gallery was a good way to introduce her to these animals…perhaps she will enjoy walrus-watching with Constance next summer?!

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