Engraved Stones

I’ve recently by practicing engraving various depictions on stones with plans for a more extensive engraving project planned.

If you can’t tell, I have an affinity for ancient Egyptian culture and astronomy choosing to carve out ancient hieroglyphs and star constellations – Orion and the twelve signs of the zodiac. The larger black stones are coated with a water-proof sealant meant to protect the ink and giving the stones a remarkable sheen that came out wonderful! ¬†The smaller colored and black stones have no coating since I used a paint-pen which dries quicker and won’t smudge¬†despite handling.

Artist: J.R. Goslant

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Ceremonial Wizard Staff

I’ve finally finished it! A 6’6″ wizard staff! Started this piece a few years ago and added to it over time: first I found the stick, of course, and given its unique grooves I glued and embedded numerous crystals, shells, rocks, glass, and some coral into said grooves.

The vine (it’s actually a root) was uprooted by a friend attempting to build something in the woods. I kept it because it was extremely flexible and with a little time left to soak in some water it became bendable enough to wrap it more tightly around the branch.

Streaming down from the root are several strings of rawhide supporting beads, feathers, and animal bones. Most of the feathers came from blue-jays and the bones are most likely from a skunk, or raccoon- I found both the feathers and the bones so no animals were hunted down for the making of this awesome wizard staff!

At long last came the decision to give it a few coats of polyurethane for some weather-proofing and that nice, professional sheen.

It can be used during some kind of ceremony, for cosplay, or just for decoration. It could be used as a hiking stick, but it’s a bit heavy for that and the crystals and shells are fragile and likely to break while traipsing around the woods.

SOLD

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Occupy Providence

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An acrylic painting on 16″x20″ canvas of a woman hula-hooping inspired by the protests of the Occupy Movement that began in 2008. Finer details are done in metallic ink. The overall style is meant to be reminiscent of art deco and art nouveau.

Artist: J.R. Goslant

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