Shield is in 1/8th steel plate-welded,forged,hammered.
The subject of a remarkable reoccurring dream I had.
I have been fortunate in this life to be able to make many objects encountered in my dreams and past-life imagery. When I am able to manifest something seen in that nether realm it tends to flush the image from my psyche with all the real or imagined Karma associated with it. This is a type of MENTAL FLOSS ,and for me at least ,one of the unexpected positive side effects of pursuing so doggedly a difficult and taxing artistic medium...
There seems to be a tradition amongst the ancient Celts of ritual deposition of artifacts and especially weapons left in bodies of water.When I discovered resource material on the 300+warrior graves of the early "La Tene Style"found on the banks of Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland it launched my creative imagination in myriad ways.This war shield is therefore a synthesis of that study and learning,and my own imagined contribution to the cult of the warrior...
The bed in the background is "Poseidon's Rest".[link]
This piece is available for purchase.
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