Recycled Irish One Punt Red Deer Pendant
Red deer are a powerful symbol of pagan England. These huge stags depicted on Irish coins have been honoured in folk art for thousands of years. They have been depicted in cave art as early as 40,000 years ago! Palaeolithic spiritual artwork is quite special and I saw the appeal of making artwork carved into tough stone walls,. In this, I wish to honour them instead of mounting their heads upon a wall.
This beautiful ‘out of circulation’ half crown coin provides the perfect size raw material to create a lovely brooch. I carefully cut the Red Deer Stag design with a traditional hand piercing saw. Then, I meticulously follow that design with carving tools to detail the traditional flourishing scrolls. Each one is completely unique and special. I aim to not only create a contemporary, wearable design but also revive some of the original history. I preserve these coins for a future generation.
A lovely, original, recycled coin brooch with a fantastic history. Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 31 mm diameter