Whalebone Dancer on Spiritual Journey by Bill Jones, Inupiaq
Dancer on Spiritual Journey by Bill Jones, Inupiaq whalebone, baleen, ivory
18” high x 10” wide x 5” deep
Bill Jones was born on May 3rd, 1959. He is married to notable doll artist Ruby Eningowuk and has four children, two boys and two girls.For over twenty years, Jones has been a village police officer in Shishmaref, and is a member of the city council.
Bill started carving soapstone in the 1970’s, learning the trade from other carvers in the village.Soon after, he began carving both walrus ivory and whalebone.Currently, he is best known for his high quality vertebrae carvings which are skillfully carved.