Great Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

The Great Oaks From Little Acorns Grow sculpture in bog oak is approximately 43cm in length. The main section which also acts as a base is made of bog oak in its natural form. A sculptured bog oak acorn sits on top of the main section on a bed of coral from a beach in the west of Ireland. To finish off the piece, a real acorn also also sits upon the main section.

Dimensions: 43cm (17″)

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.

Price from: €225.00

This sculpture is made to order.

From: The School of Geosciences, Queens University, Belfast


The radiocarbon date determined for the Bog Yew is 3717 years before present day. Comparing this result with the international 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.

Abraham and Sarah were on their way to the Promised Land when this small Bog Oak acorn was part of a growing tree. Those tree’s were part of the great forest’s that grew on the central plains of Ireland, due to some climatic change those forest’s were to become engulfed in the peat lands that grew on them to a depth of 20 to 30 feet. This wood has now been given a new life by the hand of the artist.

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