Friday, November 12, 2010

Limestone Lantern Yokai ~






















Here's the Limestone Lantern that Shane & I have been carving. It's a commission, destined for a moss garden. The base has already been installed at the site. Once I get the cap to fit correctly, we'll take it to the moss garden and cut a slot in the base to hold the lantern in place. Maybe it's because the stack is so odd and slanty, but this lantern seems to have a personality. In Japan there are all sorts of monstery things that haunt particular sites, from ghosts to creatures to animate musical instruments to hybrid who-knows-whats, called Yokai. I can't wait to see if the candle inside it makes the eye project a raybeam!

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