jo going and her art

Bone and Paper Sculptures
Whenever I hike across the tundra and the mountains of wilderness Alaska, I always find bones of arctic wild animals. These bones hold still the presence of the animals, and I incorporate them into my art as a ritual that honors their spirit.

 

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caribou ribs, formed painted paper, 5”x 5”x7”

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caribou hip bone, formed painted paper,
8”x 7”x 6”


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detail, grizzly bear skull, formed painted paper ,birch saplings,mixed media, formed painted paper

 


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grizzly bear skull, formed painted paper, birch saplings, mixed media, 7”x16”x5”

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moose vertebrae and spine, formed painted paper,
8"x6"x8"

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marten jaw bone, formed painted paper,
5"x7"x7"


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moose skull, formed painted paper,
8"x12"x9"


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caribou skulls and antlers, caribou hide, formed paper, 10'x8'x6'


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detail, caribou skulls and antlers, caribou hide, formed paper, 10'x8'x6'

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caribou skulls and antlers, caribou hide, formed paper, 10'x8'x6'

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musk ox skull, formed painted paper, birch saplings 6'x5'x 4'

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detail, musk ox skull, formed painted paper, birch saplings

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3 stacked moose antlers, formed painted paper. 5'x4'x4'

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detail, 3 stacked moose antlers, formed painted paper. 5'x4'x4'

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Dall ram skull and horns, formed painted paper, birch sapling, beads 3'x3'x8"
 

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