Ancient Stories

In my work I often use the bone of mammoth and walrus teeth, exotic precious wood, pearls, corrals and amber. When polishing amber, succinic acid evaporates and along with it comes mesmerizing aroma that brings thoughts to ancient times, to million years old past when pine forests were covering the area of Baltic Sea and when it was a completely different era.

Whenever I work with amber, I imagine this ancient scenery and nature, traces of which we can observe encapsulated in amber, in the form of tiny insects and plants. Since ancient times Latvia has been called the Land of Amber, and curiously, I work in a small town called Dzintari, literally translating from Latvian, Ambers.