“A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, 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 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."

Model : George Nicholas
http://www.impact-murals.co.uk/home.html

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god, wood, nature, myth, celtic, legend, wicca, herne, pagan, wiccan, diety, hern, green man, the green man, nature spirit

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I am a Digital Artist and Photographer living in the heart of England. I am passionate about these Celtic Isles and capturing the magic and mystery of our wonderfull landscape.

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Comments

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 5 years ago

    Superb work!

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-almost 5 years ago

    Absolutely great!

  • Mark Snelling
    Mark Snellingalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely work Angela and instant fave…

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazoralmost 5 years ago

    Excellent art!
    This reminds me of the character Treebeard from the Hobbit books.

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnalmost 5 years ago

    Love the intensity of his eyes, and the well rooted base, very grounding… this gives a great sense of being secure and solidly grounded while generating an airy bright wisdom. Beautiful work!

    :-) wishing you laughter

  • Sarah Davies
    Sarah Daviesalmost 5 years ago

    Cool, really convincing work.

  • Angie Latham
    Angie Lathamalmost 5 years ago

    Thankyou everyone :)

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 5 years ago

    Good stuff!! . . .

  • Michael Walters
    Michael Waltersalmost 5 years ago

    Really really amazing work Angela..wow :)

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic, surreal image Angela and great explanation aswell!

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