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Duir by Glen Farrelly – £2,295

Duir, 2024, Oak, Yakisugi Technique, Linseed Oil, 215cm high.

In druidic times the Oak played a particularly important role. The very name Druidis derived from the Celtic word for Oak – ‘duirmeaning door. Duir, door, Tür, Tor, can all be traced back to the Sanskrit root DWR, which also means door. Traditionally, doors were made of Oak, as this is the strongest and toughest wood. It is also a wood of protection and thus wards off any evil spirits.

I work with reclaimed and storm fallen timber using an ancient Japanese technique called Yakisugi. This method preserves the wood – Yaki means to heat with fire, and sugi is cypress. By slightly charring the surface of the wood without combusting the whole piece, the wood becomes waterproof through the carbonisation and is thus more durable. It also protects against insects, as well as making the wood fire retardant. All my work aims to be as sustainable as possible and I will only use natural materials.

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or call Tadd Hartland on 07545 648918

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