This "pre-ban" ivory was salvaged from a local church's 100 year old piano that was destined for the junk heap. I cleaned, shaped, and polished the keys before etching the designs using the old scrimshaw technique. While working with the pieces, I was reminded of the great, sentient beings from which this material came, and how they moved across this earth with their kin. These salvaged pieces hold their essence. I have worked with them in reverence and sorrow for the taking of their lives. Imbued with the energy of music from an old piano played in worship for a hundred years, these ivory pieces live on.
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