VILI

Odin, Vili & Ve, the three brothers, are credited in the Gylfaginning (Prose Edda - 13th century) with having created the first humans: Askr & Embla (Ash & Elm).


Fashioned from driftwood, Odin breathed life into them and Ve gave them their physical appearance but it was Vili who gave them conscious thought and understanding.

This carving is my representation of Vili.  As I follow the Norse creation story, I wanted to foremost pay tribute to the three brothers; the first carvers who fashioned the human form out of wood.  I believe it is these three things: the breath of life, our material form, and our conscious thought, that define what makes us human.

VILI has shown in...

LEAP Exhibition
The Craft & Design Shop, Fredericton, N.B.

We Are Still Here
George Fry Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.

Earth & Light Exhibition
Fredericton Playhouse Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.

Partnership Reception & Exhibition
MacBeath Hall, King's Landing, N.B.

The 2018 Craft & Design Exposition
Saint John Arts Centre, St. John, N.B.

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

WOOD   --  Butternut
CARVED  --  Without power tools
                  (using chisels, a mallet
                  and a hatchet)
SANDED  --  1,500 grit, by hand
FINISH   --   Varathane
YEAR    --    2018

2019 

Bjorn's Woodcarving