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“Peace Of Iona” Celtic Cross

This Piece is a contemporary presentation of the Cross element of an intricately carved 8th Century Celtic Cross stone slab that is now located at the Iona Nunnery Museum.


Although the original cross does not carry an official name, I have named my depiction “Peace Of Iona”


The design depicts how the cross would have looked when it was carved 1300 years ago and before the ravages of the Hebridean Weather eroded the crisp detail.


The Celtic Cross is widely used as a Christian symbol since the 4th Century and has its origins with early Pagan Celts who used similar designs to create “Sun Crosses”. Later ascribed Christian meaning by Missionaries in order to convert the Celts to Christianity. At the centre of the cross is a symbol, known as the touchstone where the spiritual energy is concentrated. The cross symbol is thought to be a meeting place and recepticle for divine energies. This sculpture carries the spirit of the Celtic craftsmen and embodies the virtues of the cross

Indoors Wall Hanging. This piece comes ready with a hanging hole on the rear to enable it to be hung flush to a suitable wall from a pin-nail.


HOW THIS MINIATURE WAS CREATED


After many hours researching a subject, I travel the country to measure, sketch and photograph it. This information is brought to my workshop where I set about producing a detailed scale drawing. Once this is completed I use the drawing alongside the photographs to enable me to carve and sculpt the subject in miniature. This whole process  takes many hours, often running into the hundreds. At the end the miniature sculpture becomes the master model with which I make the molds. Each resin casting I make from the molds is an exact reproduction of my original sculpture. I then spend a great deal of time with each and every casting to prepare and paint it using a variety of spray and brush techniques to create a realistic representation of the original, ancient subject. Every stage of this piece you see here is crafted entirely by hand.


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The original cross from Iona

Hand Painted. Resin-cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.

Size: H=195mm W=115mm

C23 “Peace Of Iona” Celtic Cross

Available at Select Retail outlets (see links page) and online at my Etsy shop

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