The First Steps sculpture in bog yew is 23cm in height and features a piece of bog yew carved in the shape of a ‘helping hand’ positioned in front of a bog yew iconic figurine. The piece sits on a natural stone base.
Dimensions: 23cm (9″)
Note* Each piece of bog wood is different and unique. As such the sculpture you receive will have the same theme as shown above along with the same approximate dimensions but it may look slightly different to the example shown.
A lot of time is spent sourcing material in the bogs and converting it in the sawmill. It is essential to ring before you visit the studio so that you are not disappointed.
It takes three years before this wood is dried from 66% to 12% moisture.
This sculpture is made to order.
From: The School of Geosciences, Queens University, Belfast
EXTRACT FROM DATE CERTIFICATION
The radiocarbon date determined for the Bog Yew is 3717 years before present day. Comparing this result with the interntional standard radiocarbon calibration curve, we get a calendrical date of 2137 BC. The error limits on this calendrical date are – 65 and 102 years. We are 95.4% confident that the true date lies between 2035 BC and 2202 BC.
The radiocarbon date determined for the Bog Oak is 470BP. This date intercepts the calibration curve in 3 places yielding dates 3504, 3405 and 3384 BC. In this case we are 95.4% confident that the true date lies between 3370 BC and 3621 BC.
- Casey's Sculptures, Barley Harbour, Newtowncashel, Co Longford, Ireland.
- To avoid dissapointment please ring studio before visiting.
- +353 (0)43 332 5297