Sculpture by Ross Matteson


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Whale Tail

 

1976 by Ross Matteson and Laura DeGroot    osage orange and ivory    10 x 7 x 5 inches   artist's collection

The rich materials practically speak for themselves in this early piece that Laura DeGroot exquisitely scrimshawed with a representative whale form from each major group of whales. I eventually bought this early piece back from the collector who had purchased it at a gallery in Hawaii.

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[photo credit: Ross Matteson]