Intricate carving of a wind blown tree with a Crescent or Full Moon within the branches. Crescent Moon can be pointing to the left or right, adding the element of waxing or waning; phase of the life of a woman, Maiden or Crone. You can also request a full moon that may represent the Mother phase.
The Tree of Life: The upper branches flowing down to entwine in a Celtic Eternity Braid with the upward reaching roots of the tree show the meaning of Interconnectedness of All Things. Without either the sun and air of the Heavens, or the stablility and nourishment of the Earth the Tree can not exist.
The Wind: Unseen but felt, dynamic movement dissipates stagnation.The movement of the wind reminds us we must bend and give, as well as reach deep into our center for stability
There are multiple meanings for The Moon:
Romance! Moon and Moonlight are celebrated in songs and poetry for love and romance. Imagine…A breezy, moonlit stroll hand-in-hand, laughter and giggles, leaning against the trunk, arms encircling one another, warmth where the bodies touch, watching the moon….
Reflection: The gentle light of the moon is reflected sunlight but it can be a reflection of ourselves. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. Sometimes dark and mysterious. Every day it’s a different version of itself, always changing. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.
Moon Goddess: Within the Wiccan, Pagan, etc. paths that follow the Triple Moon Goddess, this carving can represent a single phase of a woman’s life and the corresponding Goddess energy of Maiden, Mother or Crone. To us, the Crescent Moon with tips pointing to the left is Maiden; Full Moon the Mother (I draw the curvy part of the trunk a bit wider to give to look like a pregnant belly) and Crescent Moon with tips pointing to the right is the Crone.
There are 3 variations as mentioned in the Moon Goddess meaning. Crescent Moon can be pointing to the left or right, adding the element of waxing or waning; phase of the life of a woman, Maiden or Crone. You can also request a full moon that may represent the Mother phase. Please add a note when you order if you have a preference.
Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…
We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.