WORK IN PROGRESS - Whale teeth carving

In Açores I explore the traditional technique of carving on whale teeth.. The drawings are related to the idea of maritime ex-voto and the mythe of the mermaid. Here is the work in progress of those teeth. The messages on the back are written so you can only read them with a mirror, like secret messages send to the sea to be discovered.

The mermaid skeleton - addiction, illusion, folie désintégrante de la passion - 
Mermaid love for a sea wolf -


Not all who wander are lost... direction in my heart -

Ex-votos marins triptyque -

(c) Chavanitas