Kenneth Erik Moffatt, “God and Goddess of Teviot with Their Kelpies”
Kenneth Erik Moffatt is a sculptor and free style carver of wood living and working in Teviothead, England. He works directly into the wood, without any preparatory drawings, adding to the carvings as his inspiration dictates.
Top Three Photos: Roof Corbel, Oak. The head of the River God Teivi, crowned with the moon and oak leaves. Interwoven in his flowing hair, are two leaping salmon, based upon “Border Reiver” graffiti, from the walls of the prison cells in Carlisle castle.
Fourth and Fifth Photos: Roof Corbel, Oak. The head of the River Goddess, embodiment of the Celtic Goddess Sulis, crowned with the Moon, hazel leaves and nuts, and adorned at the throat with hazel catkins. Also present are her two attendant spirits, a bird, and the mischievous squirrel “ratatosk,” one of the inhabitants of the “Tree of Life.” The nine sacred hazel trees, are representative of the spring where the waters rise in Scottish folk legend.
Bottom Two Photos: Roof Corbels, Oak. Kelpies. Water Horses.