Oakenthorn Green Man Of the Woods Wall Plaque
Oakenthorn's face is a mass of Oak leaves with his eye gazing out at his home, in Nottingham where he grew from a small Oak, in a huge forest. He lost count of his age around the age of 256 years and although his world ever-changing. He keeps watch and is still delighted by the wonder of the world. He has a butterfly in his hair and a toadstools in the beard.
Oakenthorn is the 8th addition to our Green Man series - 28 cm tall x 21 cm wide
The Green Man is primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, represented in the cycle of growth each spring. It is most commonly depicted as a sculpture or other representation of a face surrounded by, or made from, leaves. The Green Man motif has many variations.
Branches or vines may sprout from the mouth, nostrils, or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Found in many cultures from many ages around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities. Often used as decorative ornaments, Green Men are frequently found in carvings on both secular and ecclesiastical buildings. "The Green Man" is also a popular name for English Pubs and various interpretations of the name appear on inn signs, which sometimes show a full figure rather than just the head.