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Artist Michael Vienneau has been working as a professional Scrimshander on the island of Nantucket since 1974. Michael’s artwork is in the finest tradition of the ancient art of scrimshaw. His craftsmanship and fine artistic treatment of traditional subjects are unmatched. Mr. Vienneau uses antique whale’s teeth and whale bone from pre-1972 stockpiles (observing the Marine Mammals Protection Act of 1972). Michael also employs a wide use of fossil ivories including: wooly mammoth, mastodon, and fossil walrus teeth which were unearthed from the permafrost in the artic circle. These materials can be from 100 to 30,000 years old.