Carved from Bog Oak, this sculpture depicts an Irish Banshee. Taking the form of an old woman shrouded in rags, it vanishes into a cloud of mist, creating a noise similar to birds flapping they're wings.
Approx. 18 x 13 x 52cm
“Born and raised in the African savannah, I was surrounded by beautiful wildlife. I rescued an adult Vervet monkey, participated in falconry and herpetology, handling snakes and birds of pray. Worked with cobras to common brown house snakes as well as Eagles and Peregrine falcons. These experiences fill my senses with a deep love for nature's symmetry.
At eleven, I etched and carved horses and African scenes into the hand made leather products. Bags, wallets, belts and other products that I sold to family friends. This love for creating followed me through my life.
Now all these years later my heart has turned back to creating and I find my Irish ancestry being infused with my love of Africa. I'll carve lions one day and the Irish Banshee another. Every new sculpture tells me, I have much to learn and feel lucky to play a part in the creation of these pieces, where the beautiful lumber is the art and my sculpture just it's garnish.”