Artist & Studios
About Richard Marcus
Ivory is a substance that has been appreciated and treasured throughout civilization. However, with today's ecological concerns, it is a controversial item that many admire yet avoid.
Canadian sculptor Richard Marcus has discovered the beauty of prehistoric Mammoth Ivory which is now being unearthed in the norther regions (Yukon, Alaska). Compositionally identical to contemporary ivories, Mammoth has developed additional characteristics through the weathering of time. The broad range of colouration (creamy white to rich dark brown) serve to enhance the exceptional beauty of this material. The shattered elements of Mammoth Ivory create natural designs that can be artistically utilized in many ways.
Richard Marcus combines colour with designs by incorporating inlays of semi-precious materials into the natural fissures of the ivory. Although mosaic work is not new, the blending of these wonderful elements are unique in themselves.
Mammoth has a powerful quality that inspires. Stimulated by the awesome antiquity of this ivory, the sculptural works of Richard Marcus show sensitivity and reverence for this truly exotic material.
Richard Marcus has registered with the Canadian Ministry of Environment for exportation of his unique creations.