Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cœur de Lion

This piece is a walking stick.

On the reverse is a snake and protection rune located just on the curve into the main shaft and where the thumb can caress the head of the snake.

Your comments are as always welcome.
Regards Dave


The Great Ethan Allen said...

really great! Looks like an old pipe my grandfather had a long time ago. They were carved with faces, I'm not sure, but I think they were robin hood and his merry band.

MackTheKnife said...

Wonderful work, Dave. Was the head of the stick part of the root ball?


Dave Jones said...

Ethan: once it was completed it looked 'Norman' hence the reference to the Norman King Richard.

Bob: I didnt cut it; my father in law had it in his garage for a year or so. I think its a branch junction which was low to the ground.

ArtPropelled said...

I also thought of the beautifully carved pipes with faces..... an old memory from my childhood. Wonderful walking stick, Dave.