Celtic Confusion

Collection of Lynne Whittaker

Carved in an abstract, curvilinear style, Celtic Confusion speaks of the experience of a second generation Celt born in the New World. While the formal culture of the grandparents’ homeland remains important, it changes, becomes less precise, finds new expression.

This carving consists of a series of “ribbons”, each one beginning at the tip of a different tine then following its own winding path, over and under the other ribbons, all ending in the base of the antler. The effect is reminiscent of the wonderful, traditionally designed Celtic knot work wrought so abundantly in stone, gold and ink.

Publications:  Art Takes Times Square; Antlers: A Guide to Collecting, Scoring, Mounting, and Carving; Branch Magazine: Wild; Wildlife Art Journal; Trophy Rooms from Around the World: Vol 5; Logo/Trademark for Shane Wilson Sculpture Ltd. (detail)

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