Welcome to our blog - wee articles on beautiful and interesting places in Yorkshire, as well as the wood carvings, artwork and sculpture of Yorkshire artist bod, whose inspiration comes from a deep love for the history, myth and nature of these beautiful islands. Browse and buy his work on our main website: www.justbod.co.uk
Hand carved by bod from air - dried yew - a wood associated with eternal
life and rebirth.
Held sacred by our ancestors for their longevity and regeneration
(drooping branches can form new trunks) they came to symbolise death and
Ankerwyke Yew Source Wikipedia
They were also used extensively to make English longbows, due to the
unique nature and difference between the sap and heart woods giving both
elasticity and strength.
Yew is an evergreen coniferous tree with highly poisonous leaves. They
are often found in churchyards, with opinions as to why being to keep them away
from livestock, or because the Church was built on a previously sacred
The Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, Scotland, is thought by some to be
the oldest tree in Britain. Estimates on its age vary between 2000 and 5000
The differing grain patterns of the pale sapwood and orangy heartwood,
give bod's Sculpted Tealights a beautiful and unique appearance.
Each one is
handcarved in its own distinctive shape and personality.
Thanks for reading!
See the full range of currently available Sculpted Tealightshere.
See Collections for all
of bod's currently available work.