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Scotland’s History and heritage in miniature
Celtic & Pictish Crosses & carved stones
Historic Architecture models
Baliscate (Coille Creag A’Chait) is located close to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull
It is the site of an early Celtic Chapel dating to the 7th century, remains of which have been recently found in an archaelological survey. Also found was the remains of a Leacht, a stone structure that formed the base of a standing High Cross. Amongst these remains was found a fragment of this cross. I studied this fragment and extrapolated from the curved outer edge that the cross was of a “wheel” design and its rare incised grid patterning would point to a basic and uncomplicated decorative design. The original cross is of red sand/claystone and I have sculpted a rough granite shaft for it (the material used in the leacht base) to create this artists re-construction of how the historic Baliscate cross may have looked.
The chapel at Baliscate is likely to have had an association with Iona Abbey and was founded around the time of St. Adomnán, the Abbot of Iona in the late 7th century
This sculpture also acknowledges our ancestor Celtic craftsmen, whose work inspires my work.
Hand painted. Resin cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.