I chose a striking piece of beautiful Oak hardwood for this Owl wood engraving.
The owl is a powerful symbol in myth, legend and our subconcious.
This piece was made by David a passionate wood artist, he creates from a thriving workshop in Somerset, England. He founded The Grain Attraction to embrace his love of working with wood. A natural material he has a passion for and connection at a soul level.
The central themes of his work are ancient symbols. Sacred geometry, and nature. All the wood used is either reclaimed or sourced from a local family run saw mill. Wood is chosen on a design by design basis to enhance the piece in harmony with the natural wood grain.
David’s work has sold locally, nationally and internationally. He hopes you enjoy his work as much as he enjoyed making it for you.
The owl is sacred to the Greek goddess of learning, Athena and is even depicted on some Greco-Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and of course, wealth.
In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, and a protection of the dead.
Owls often feature in my dreams so I wanted to share my love of the Owl and bring a beautiful engraving into the world.
This image is engraved in to a unique and stunning piece of Ash.
This beautifully carved Oak engraving is finished with three coats of Danish oil and measures 18.1 Cm ( 7 “) high x 17.6 Cm ( 6.9 “) Wide and is 2.3 Cm ( 0.9 “) thick.
As shown in the pictures a hanger is fitted for your convenience. The piece is also able stand independently on a flat surface for display such as a sideboard, mantelpiece or book shelf.