Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
May 2, 2008
Image Size
401 KB
Resolution
750×1000
Thumb

Stats

Views
2,902
Favourites
110 (who?)
Comments
54
Downloads
84
×
The Green Man by grinagog The Green Man by grinagog
Some of my Woodcarving re-visted after 2 years....

This woodcarving was my first 3d woodcarving, worked onto a live tree!

It portrays a style frequently seen in churches and cathedrals around Europe, but a image that has been seen from other cultures around the world!
There are many different interpretations about the Green man(or woman, sometimes!) The most popular is that he/she represents a lost and diminishing doctrine about the understanding of the nature of Earth and all its bounty. That is why the majority of the images come from the period when Christanity was taking over a long standing Pagan style religion in Europe.
The images are often found hideing in receses and atop high ceilings in Christian buildings. Most of the buildings that they are found in, replaced even earlier Pagan temples of worship!
It isnt really understood why most of the images have vegetation vomiting out of orifices, noses, mouths eyes and ears. But some say it is representing the natural being that is within us all!
:D
Add a Comment:
 
:iconpillemaster:
underneath the horseman in bamberg is one of them [link] - probaply ~1000 years old
Reply
:iconnyaahnatrix:
it looks better and better :)
Reply
:iconmwsilva:
Mwsilva Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! =D
Reply
:iconimaginationgoingwild:
wow !
that's great !
I hove you didn't huret the Dryads? (I'm serious)
Reply
:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi you have been featured here:[link]
Reply
:iconteeyuh-x3:
This is fantastic!
Reply
:iconnebride7:
This is brilliant!
Reply
:iconwild-indigo:
Another beautiful carving!

:+fav::)
Reply
:icongrinagog:
thank you very much Sam! :)
Reply
Add a Comment: