Will-o'-the-Wisp carved ornament
The will o' the wisp (spunkie) is said to be of quite modern appearance, a mischievous creature of light found in Scottish legend. Notorious for luring weary travellers into the dangerous bogs in and around Lochs leading to some victims never to be seen again. In some rare sightings, a dark figure has been seen carrying the light, as if it was a torch or a lantern. Despite carrying a light, the figure is always too dark to be described in detail.
This piece was created to bring back the long forgotten Scottish folklore surrounding these mystical entities and was made using scots pine cut, shaped and burnt to represent the Teine biorach (gaelic) = sharp fire being held by the dark figure.
Stands at 20cm tall, style may vary from picture.