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St. Martin’s Celtic Cross (Iona)

This is a handmade resin-cast miniature sculpture, Scotland. Indoors wall hanging

Height=220mm Width=55mm

St. Martin's Cross was carved from a single piece of stone in the 8th Century and stands in its position for 1200 years.

The West face, depicted in my model shows scenes from the bible,  In the centre of cross within the circle is the Virgin & Child; immediately below this is Daniel flanked by lions. Then Abraham with a raised sword to sacrifice Isaac, followed by David playing the harp beside a musician playing the triple pipes. The row of four figures towards the bottom shows David & Goliath and David with Saul. The lower panel depicts God, represented by round bosses Intertwined between these bosses are serpents, which in the Celtic world represented rebirth, symbolizing rebirth into a new life upon acceptance of Christianity.

St. Martin’s Cross is one of several crosses on Iona which showed visitors and pilgrims the way to the abbey The, originally brightly painted, stone crosses were places where people would stop and pray as they passed by.

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.

Resin cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes' original sculpture

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The original cross from Iona

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

Size: H=220mm W=55mm

C01 Saint Martin’s Celtic Cross

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

Online price £ 18.00 & P+P. Ships worldwide