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Two Whales - Shoulder Blade Carvings by Eugene Romanenko | Whalebone / Walrus Jawbone Carving

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Whalebone carving or sculpture is a rarity and regional to the Northwest and the Arctic. It is rarely found anywhere else.This two large whales carved out of fossilized whale shoulder blade  by Alaskan Russian artist Eugene Romanenko. This is really one of the kind unique artwork. Approx. 24" x 17".
Eugene Romanenko was born Aug. 3rd, 1963 in Syberia, Russia. At age 18 he joined the Russian military and served as a border guard on the Chuicotka peninsula, 65 miles from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. After his military service he worked as a finish carpenter, while honing these skills he was introduced to native carving and was captured by its beauty. He uses exotic materials from north Alaska and incorporates native legends and mythology in his work. He began to sell his carvings commercially in 1984 and his work can be found in galleries throughout Alaska. He is currently living and working in Anchorage, Alaska.