A deep pierced relief carving carved from a mahogany blank.
The original drawn pattern by Millard Harrell, woodcarver.
Carving almost completed - before the final shaping of the anchor.
A Pierced Relief Carving
The anchor is an emblem of a well grounded hope and a
well-spent life. It is emblematic of
that Anchor which shall safely moor us in a peaceful Harbor where the wicked
cease from troubling and the weary shall find rest.
The Saint Andrew Cross in the background is a reminder
of the humility exhibited by St. Andrew upon his crucifixion and also our
continued support of one another as we face our futures together in St. Andrew's Parish.
“Saint Andrew mot us speed.”
battle cry & prayer of the Battle of Bannockburn. 1318 AD) ~ by Millard Harrell
. A customer asked to have a bottle stopper made with the likeness of her friend, Michael Zargarov.
He taught English as a second language in China. He spent time in Panama with the Kuna indigenous peoples. His spiritual journey has taken him far . . . from an Episcopalian upbringing He works as a professional tour guide and limousine driver. Had some bit roles in Motion Pictures from 1998-2002
. Millard was asked to carve a bottle stopper and the customer decided she would like to have a Viking. The purchase is pending, as we want to make sure the customer is satisfied. Another picture will be added after the cork is attached.
The 2014 Fall Issue of the Woodcarving Illustrated magazine (Fox Chapel Publishing Co.) with his article “Carve a Welcoming Wood Spirit” AND with a picture of his Wood Spirit is on the front cover. Wow! What an honor!
First page of article - page 37
Last page of article - page 43
He received an email from Woodcarving Illustrated in June stating that they were getting the 2014 Fall Issue ready and Millard’s wood spirit instructional article would be in that magazine. From Bob Duncan . .
. “Hi Millard,
We're finishing up preparing the article for our art department (we're planning on putting it in the Fall issue). As Mindy's making the final pass over the article, she commented that "Millard's instructions and photos are crazy good. We need more stuff from him."
So... I'm reaching out to see if and what you'd be interested in doing an article on for 2015. Furthermore, would you be interested in coming to our open house/woodworking show in 2015 (May 8-9) and teaching a class in facial anatomy?”
That folks is a prestigious honor in the field of woodcarving. Millard is highly recognized nationally for his facial expressions – especially the eyes.
Millard did an article on carving Santa’s in the Holiday edition of Woodcarving Illustrated in 2010.
The news about it was on Millard’s Foundwood Carving blog.