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(The Great Chanter)

What separates us from the past?

A face with wise eyes offers to teach what it has seen from the Tree. The mask chants eight questions from an Icelandic manuscript, challenging us to look within. 

This piece reminds us that knowledge has a price. Seldom does a wise person smile.

The eyes are wood burned - I then embedded Brass dust for colour and sealed with Epoxy Resin (UV & HALS stabilized) to give the eyes a naturally glossy look.

Fimbulthul - Timothy Bjorn Jones - Bjorn

-Photograph by Sarah Sarty Photography

Veiztu hvé rísta skal?

Veiztu hvé ráða skal?

Veiztu hvé fá skal?

Veiztu hvé freista skal?

Veiztu hvé biðja skal?

Veiztu hvé blóta skal?

Veiztu hvé senda skal?

Veiztu hvé sóa skal?

Do you know how to carve?
Do you know how to read?

Do you know how to stain? 
Do you know how to understand?

Do you know how to evoke?
Do you know how to worship?

Do you know how to summon?
Do you know how to sacrifice?

Hávamál, Stanza 144
Codex Regius, 13th century

Fimbulthul Detail - Timothy Bjorn Jones
WOOD   --  Butternut
CARVED  --  Without power tools (using                           chisels, a mallet and a hatchet)
SANDED  --  7,000 grit, by hand
FINISH   --   Linseed Oil, Cabernet Stain.
YEAR    --    2019

DIMENSIONS  --    13.5" H, 9" W, 6" D

-Photograph by Sarah Sarty Photography

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