Monday, 26 March 2012

Green Man Cernunnos

Green Man Cernunnos.


I have got quite a few stitches in there now. I am fully aware that hardly anybody is going to like this piece, but it is for Colin.

Green Man is a sculpturedrawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical). "The Green Man" is also a popular name for English public houses and various interpretations of the name appear on inn signs, which sometimes show a full figure rather than just the head.
The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or "renaissance," representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some[1] [2] speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history.
This is work the full design looks like:



  1. I think this is a great chart Kelly! Good start on it as well!!

  2. Oh my gosh! I think this chart is beautiful! I'll bet Colin is very pleased you are working on it. Off to the HAED site to look at other pieces by this artist. Looking forward to watching this one come to life.

    1. Thank you Debbie, the picture on the chat does not do it justice.

  3. Getting lots done I see! I like the color of this chart and I'm sure Colin is tickled that you're working on it for him.