I call this the waiting game. Seals have several breathing holes and they will go to another if any movement is noticed. Both the polar bear and Inupiaq survived on seals during the winter months.
The insides of animals are often depicted by coastal artists and is called the x-ray style. The ribs are red and the stomach is in orange.
The oak frames are custom made for tiles by a family run woodworking business in Ohio.
On the backside of the tile image above, the date constantly changes. Pretty much everything I make sells in the same year that I make it. The main ingredient in my tile clay is the Bootlegger Cove Clay, and it is the clay formation underlying all of Anchorage at varying thicknesses and depths.
The “Silver Hand Artist” stamp on the backside means I’m registered with the state of Alaska as a native Alaskan artist.
All tiles are made to order, it is listed as “in-stock” so you can order and pay. Being a one-person business, it will take 2-3 weeks to make the item if it is not currently available. I can email an image of the tile once it is made for your approval before shipping.