This sculpture has been formed with a 5- 6000 year old piece of Bog Oak. The wood has been preserved and sculpted naturally in the peat soils of Ireland, discovered through modern day farming techniques. The wood has adopted the colour of the soil it was smothered by over many millennia.
Stainless Steel uprights hold the Oak high and proud showcasing the beautiful features of the grain, twisting and flowing in many directions.
A polished granite base keeps the heavy Bog oak grounded while revealing the Oak’s “True Colours” through vibrant Oil paints. Each colour has been dripped from some of the most obvious features of the wood.
This method was introduced to show how the Oak has survived many lifetimes, seen many things – the colours are a metaphor for it’s storied past.