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Bull Carving Life Size by Bill Prickett

Exquisitely crafted life size Bull, carved in laminated Latvian birch ply.

Length 3300mm (130ins)  Width 1650mm (65ins)    Height 1600mm (63ins).

The birch is cut and laminated together to create the bull’s rough outline and then hand carved using a variety of different tools to create a range of different finishes.

This immense task took the artist over 6 months to complete. 

Bull Carving Life Size by Bill Prickett

bull is an intact (i.e., not castrated) adult male of the species Bos taurus. More muscular and aggressive than the female of the species, the cow.

The bull has long been an important symbol in many cultures, and plays a significant role in beef ranchingdairy farming, and a variety of other cultural activities, including bull fighting and bull riding.

Wood carving

Is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures to hand-worked mouldings composing part of a tracery.

The making of sculpture in wood has been extremely widely practised, but survives much less well than the other main materials such as stone and bronze, as it is vulnerable to decay, insect damage, and fire. It therefore forms an important hidden element in the art history of many cultures.[1]

Outdoor wood sculptures do not last long in most parts of the world, so it is still unknown how the totem pole tradition developed. Many of the most important sculptures of China and Japan, in particular, are in wood, and so are the great majority of African sculpture and that of Oceania and other regions.

Wood is light and can take very fine detail, ideal for masks and other sculpture intended to be worn or carried. It is also much easier to work on than stone.[citation needed]

Some of the finest extant examples of early European wood carving are from the Middle Ages in GermanyRussiaItaly and France, where the typical themes of that era were Christian iconography. In England, many complete examples remain from the 16th and 17th century, where oak was the preferred medium.


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