and you will be sent the "Open House" invitation in Oct.
The Jade(2011) - Roger Krichbaum's deposit, Yukon Territories, Canada.
It is important in this event that the consistency of the jade blocks that each artist starts with, are as uniform as possible. The images below show the herculean task of jade mining and the cutting process.
This story starts back when humans were first becoming civilized. Community living, animal husbandry and group farming were beginning 10,000 years ago. So was jade carving, and it developed independently in many parts of the world.
With the shared efficiency of community living, more time could be devoted to aesthetic exploration and the concept of spirituality. The choice of jade as the medium for these artistic endeavours only becomes apparent once you do try carving. It speaks of a 'strength of will' and 'evolution'.
Now, in our modern civilization, with ease of communication, the jade cultures of the world have the ability to share this knowledge and collectively speak to these, elementary human values.
The WJS has recieved very gracious support and assistance from the following sponsors:
Mike Swenson - Swenson Mining
Kirk Makepeace - Jade West
Tony Ritter - Cassiar Contracting
Centre for Chinese Research, IAR. UBC
UBC Museum of Anthropology
British Columbia Lapidary Association
Association of Mineral Exploration B.C.
Vancouver Art Gallery
BC Provincial Government
Hastings Lapidary Club
Yi Shen (Translating)
The Jade Stores
Red Desert Design
Thank you very much
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