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Unicorn Warclub/Scepter


This Unicorn Warclub/Scepter is one of those works where the material takes over and dictates the final form. The root ball was culled from a privet hedge, a very hard and resilient wood. It was originally intended to be a classic ball warclub, but once the wood was trimmed, it became obvious that there was a horse inside.

The warclub is hand-carved from a single piece of wood. The traditional unicorn’s cloven hoof transitions into a spiral grip, separated by a wedding band from the curved octagonal upper shaft. Twenty-four brass tacks adorn four of the eight surfaces of the upper shaft. The shaft is stained a dark mahogany.

The unicorn's head is formed from the root ball, and is stained a golden oak. A hand-forged twisted steel horn protrudes 3.5’’ from the unicorn's forehead.

The base is a section of polished burl, with a forged twisted steel armature that suspends the club. The club is 24” long and weighs over two pounds. The stand is approximately 9’’ x 12’’.

Accepted for display into SandScript - The Art and Literary Magazine of Pima Community College 2018.

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    Artist & Registered AZ Architect, Retired
    Tucson, Arizona
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