Scrimshaw - the archaic art of scribing, hand etching or scratching an image into a hard surface then ink is applied that seeps into the surface...

Scrimshaw - the archaic art of scribing, hand etching or scratching an image into a hard surface then ink is applied that seeps into the surface...

Posted by Peter Spacek on Mar 2nd 2019

Hey! Thanks for checking out my site. Above is a quick explanation of what scrimshaw is. It was once done by arctic  Inuits and seafarers on whaling ships into whale's teeth and walrus tusks. Obviously that's not what I work on. Sustainable cattle or ox bone-a by-product- is the material my knife handles are made of. But may favorite surface to scratch images into-and one I believe I pioneered- is resined and fiberglassed foam from worn-out old surfboards. In addition to scrimshaw art I will soon be offering prints, drawings and a new category that I'm excited about. Please stop in periodically, as new work will continually be added. Meanwhile, google-or follow-me in the usual places to see more. Just search peter spacek art. 

Thanks again for stopping in.

Peter