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[New Orchid Gallery] Francois Thibault

Artist: Francois Thibault
Orchid Gallery:

My name is Francois Thibault, (T-BO) I’ve been carving using a
multitude of mediums for the past 25 years or so here in Yellowknife
NWT Canada.

A few years back, a couple of die hard prospectors found that the
north had a bit more than snow covering it’s land. They found Ice !
Big, beautiful Diamonds of world quality. As an artist/sculptor, I
was selected to create the BHP Billiton’s signature peice for
Canada’s first diamond producing mine. I was delighted to see that
my work was chosen for the fall cover of the 2002 GIA’s publication
Gem& Gemology.

Today, I’m still looking for the next big challenge and still I’m
still hoping to move south someday to thaw out! Baby it’s cold up
here! I thank Ganoksin and everyone that shares their knowledge
openly, there are a lot of people that appreciate it.

There are still a lot of places where artist are forced to learn on
there own, I know, I’m one of them. The resources found here are
immeasurable! Bravo to you all.