'when deers lay down their bones' no1 74 L x 34 W x 31 H cms
Glass vessel formed around 'red stag' antler embellished with silver leaf and cast glass dew drops. The engraving is a poem wrote by Deborah entitled 'when deer lay down their bones' Each antler has its own personal mould created so Deborah can then slump the glass around it, once the process has been completed the mold is then detroyed.
Deer Lay Down Their Bones in shallow pool
As the rainstorms mat their coats, And the soft antlers of their deeply slumbering beasts. Less the shadow than you a stag, oh handsome beast, sudden, through it. Less the stag breaking cover from his forest.
The antlers, with which crowned at the end of their life. Less the antlers as trees are leafless now, autumn scent. It's a freedom now that fills the air. With the peace of God's nature all around
Grass and a shallow pool, but all about the beast bones lying in the grass. Wet, amber, leaves scattered all around, antlers fallen. Clean bones and old bones with dew drops hugging amidst forest light. A new cycle will begin yet again, a beauty left behind.