Allen Stichler – Wood Carving

Bespoke Ornamental Wood Carvings & Tree Sculpture

    Sep 02

Here’s the Boss

After the Viking brooch it was back a step to Saxon times, represented by the impressive shield boss found at Sheffield’s Hill.

The main form of the design with the three lines coming from the centre was simple enough, but the strange intricate patterns in each of the sections was trickier ~ not so much in the carving, but the drawing; there is no symmetry or obvious form to the design, as apparently it was a representation of various creatures split into a number of parts in a very abstract way.

Anyway, after much squinting at the photograph I think I reproduced it quite faithfully:



And now for something a bit different….

A big hello to Charlie from Catterick, who I missed when he visited the tree with his Nanna:

Hello Charlie! Thanks for looking at the tree, hope you like it!


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