taken from an original drawing by Eric Gill and not called Garden of Eden, that’s my name for it. it’s carved on Corris slate from North Wales and oiled with (horror) WD40! time taken unquantifiable – it’s been ongoing since May this year, but I have been working on several other pieces during that time. it seems to be what carvers do – have several projects going on a once. I think it’s because different pieces require different skills, and on the day you may just not have…the calmness, determination, energy, flair, courage, indifference, patience, fortitude, problem solving ability, optimism, strength, the right tool…for the job.
the reverse has my name and the date, and the Burr & Bevel glyph, twice due to testing different line weights. and yes, it is a glyph – apparently ‘from the Greek γλυφή, glyphē, “carving” ‘ (Wikipedia)