The willow man of Somerset, Bridgwater, UK

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$52.00
David Carton

Blackwater, Ireland

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Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 11.9" x 18.0"
Large 16.0" x 24.0"
X large 19.9" x 30.0"

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  • Each custom artwork is hand stretched and printed for your order
  • Vibrant colors printed on artist grade canvas
  • Printed image wraps 0.25 inch (0.6 cm) over the edges; the sides are white
  • Hanging hardware is included

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The Willow Man of Somerset Please click to view large

Nikon d300 & 18-200 vr @ 60mm 1/1600 sec @ f4.5

Many thanks to everyone who views my work. Comment if you wish, but I’m afraid I am unable to respond or reciprocate at this moment in time.

Caesar claimed the Ancient Druids made immense figures of wickerwork filled with victims and burnt as a sacrifice. This was perhaps an exaggerated story, shown in the classic film, The Wicker Man. Today willow has become a recognised material for sculptors. The Willow Man measures 12 metres (40 ft) high and is possibly the largest willow sculpture in the world. This iconic structure and Somerset landmark can be seen from the M5 at Bridgwater, and is enjoyed by thousands upon thousands of passers-by. Willow Man was created by artist Serena de la Hey, who took four weeks to weave locally grown willow from the Somerset Levels around a metal structure to create the figure. The Willow Man has become for the south what the celebrated Angel of the North is to the north of England. Source

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