Celtic Family Circle
The Celtic Family Circle Story
The family was the central organizing and political force in the Celtic culture. The Equal status of men and women, each with their own domain, was central. Age was respected and the views of the elders were given the most weight. Children were cherished but expected to yield to the rules of the clan. In the sometimes harsh environment, every family member fulfilled their role for the good of the family. The top two rings show the equal status of the husband and the wife. The lower ring represents the natural dominion of parents over children and their obligation of protection. The outside ring and the internal knots denote family bonds.
The frame dimensions are 12" x 12" and 1 " deep.
Paper casting is to me the perfect medium. It allows me to use almost every skill set. A typical piece begins as a drawing or two. Then I sculpt it in wax. This is a long refining process and often the image sculpted is far different from the drawing. Then I build a dam around the wax and pour a rubber mold directly off the surface. A casting is made by pressing the wet cotton pulp into the mold and extracting the water. Then I finish the surface.
While every piece that emerges from the mold is about the same, no two are really painted the same. Maybe I would if I could, but the painting process is always in flux. I am always experimenting with ways of mixing colors or washes and hard edges or new pigments. I spend about 75% of my time with the painted finishes.
About Mat Options
All Mats are acid-free and this work includes the mat of your choice. See the pictures above to select your mat. Your piece will be painted to best match your mat.
About Frame Options
The frame dimensions are 12" x 12" and 1" deep.
Just the acid-free mats - No Frame.
Black Frames are matte black anodized aluminum frames.
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All Order is the continental U.S. placed by 12/17 should arrive in time for Christmas.
Each piece is hand made, hand-painted and there is a only 1 to 2 molds for each piece. These are not mass produced!! Please allow up to 7 days to ship, however in most cases items do ship in less than 3 days. If you need the item by a certain date please let me know and I will do everything I can to accommodate.
I guarantee complete satisfaction on every piece. In the rare event that something is not satisfactory please contact me and I will exchange or refund. I can only refund to the original purchaser, I will only exchange items received as gifts.