36: Green Man

The wonderful emblem of the Green Man, a forest god of sorts. Symbolic of seasonal renewal and ecological awareness. Having recently designed and carved various Green Men sculptures for commissions I have found great enjoyment in the combination of carving foliage details and the challenge of a 3D face. 

Portland stone, granite base.

63 x 16 x 37cm.


Nicola Axe

I have carved stone for the last 15 years and still I’m fascinated by the process and the possibilities of this ancient material. 

Much of my work is inspired by nature’s designs like shell and fossil forms which lend themselves to the medium. 

My Portland stone figurative work is peaceful and contemplative. 

Just recently I have relocated to Sea Change Studio 2 at Cockington Court, Torquay where I also enjoy carving various sea creatures like turtles, stingrays and sea jellies in serpentine and alabaster stone.