In 2017 I spent several months working on a carving of a stag wreathed in runes. It was inspired in part by a painting I did several years ago called Crainn na hÉireann: The Trees of Ireland which can be seen on the Paintings gallery page. That painting itself was inspired by a poem from the… Read More Sciath Fia Bairr: Stag Shield
One of my favorite projects that I had the opportunity to work on in 2017 was a carved walnut column for a friend’s house in Canterbury, NH. He provided me with a turned column of black walnut that was made from a tree he had salvaged many years ago, so by the time it came… Read More Acanthish Column
This original wood carving is inspired by the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear. I designed this piece to reflect a feeling of reverence for the sacredness of nature, a religious icon if you will, to the vast beauty of the night sky, and a celebration of the patterns that we find there. In star… Read More Icon of the Great Bear
The beginning of June each year brings about the deadline for completing my ongoing commission carving form plaques, and this year I completed plaque number 22 in this series. It seems funny to think there are so many plaques that I have done, but time has flown by and the completed carvings have added up.… Read More Form Plaque Project Update
Earlier this year I completed a carving in mahogany wood of an equal-armed Celtic cross – photos of the carving process are shown in the gallery below. This project brought me back to my roots in traditional Celtic design when my creative work was exclusively painting on paper – you can see a gallery of… Read More Elemental Celtic Cross
Carved from butternut wood, the design for this piece is from a small drawing I did a number of years ago of my dog, named Pearl. The title of this blog post, which is also the title of the carving, comes from a familiar parable about a merchant seeking to buy pearls: “Who, when he… Read More Pearl of Great Price
I created three videos to demonstrate the carving and painting process involved in the making of the Leaping Fox carving study. These brief videos show the tools and process I used to created this small carving. This is a follow-up to my earlier post – you can see more photos and information about this project… Read More Leaping Fox Carving Study: Demonstration Videos
Earlier this summer I completed a small carving as a study for a larger project I hope to work on sometime over the winter – a red fox captured mid-leap, about to pounce on its prey. I created this smaller version as a way to test the idea I had for the painted finish –… Read More Leaping Fox Carving Study
It feels so good to have this done and mounted in its frame. It is ready to be delivered tomorrow and it will join its friends by the end of the week when it gets hung in its permanent home. Then there will be one less empty space on the wall that needs filling!
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Celebrating the first International Day of Celtic Art with this #regram of one of my more traditional Celtic Art wood carvings, the Tree of Life Celtic Cross.
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