Monday, 20 September 2010

Holly cross in the church of the Holy cross

In May this year I put the first Holly cross into the church of the Holy cross in Crediton for their annual flower festival.It stood there for a week in the lady chapel,accompanied by a beautiful white floral display put together by Elaine Stanwick.The video is not great,I just took it on our digital camera but i did manage to upload it which was great.Not got much time now but will update properly soon.

4 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

That's a spectacular piece of work. And in the chapel, with the cascade of white flowers adjecent to it, it must have been positively spooky to enter the sanctuary and see it lighted there. Lovely work.

PG said...

That is a stunning craftsmanship - I love the way you've taken the 3 hares motife and re-interpreted it.

deboraheileenburrow said...

Really beautiful work!
Very impressed.
I too like the 3 birds circle and the other birds too.
What kind of wood did you use?
Debs

Mom and Pop said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. It is absolutely beautiful craftsmanship.


applewood lampshade

OLD

Its in the memory of birds this age
The post on which to perch to proclaim mornings glory
the spots of the past where the pickings are richest
the ancestors favourites ,the old places

Its in the roots of the trees this age
As they suck in the leaves as they fall
with some knowledge returning to earth to roots
to nature,to nurture, to be reborn

its in the stones the oldness
the mothers bones exposed less
where moss and lichens creeping hand paints steadily
and the birdsong is distant like fading memories

About Me

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deepest, devon, United Kingdom
I don't know what I am but i know what i like.poetry, art and chipping at or joining together chunks of old wood,whilst listening to some good roots reggae or dub, world/folk music or blues all balanced by some good old punk rock.

solid oak post 3.5 feet high

rescued from collapsed original part of house in the dombseday book

I started with the natural bursts as eyes and soon got two faces

East,West Forwards and Back the green man is everywhere

The darker colours are the oxidisation of the exposed bits of outer timber over the many years

this piece took two months to carve.An allowance i made to myself for the first 2 months of this year.

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