Moose mountains medicine wheel
An approximate re-creation of the Moose mountains medicine wheel located in southeast Saskatchewan. This wheel features 5 spokes from a central cairn, out thru a ring 30 feet in diameter. At 123 feet, the longest of the spokes, is marking the summer solstice sunrise. It is believed to have alignments with the heliacal risings of Aldebaran, Rigel, Sirius, and Fomalhaut. In 1895 surveyors reported the central cairn to have been 14 feet in hieght. It now stands at about a foot and a half. Dated to about 600 BC.
A work that can make a one of a kind addition to any living space. Every piece made will have it's own unique qualities that set it apart from any other of similar design and not produced using a template. Made with a substrate of pulp, drywall mud and glue. The tiny black stones are placed individually into the substrate along with dried basil as vegetation. After 1 week of curing, is then topped with a mixture of latex and white paint for a snowdrift effect. Has a raised central cairn that gives it a 3 dimensional component. The artwork is adhered to a backboard and vigorously tested to ensure the stones and vegetation remain in place. Mounted with screws in a rustic, aged and distressed cedar rough cut frame, behind glass with a frosted boarder. Comes with a description, a brief history of the medicine wheel, mounting hanger and felt wall protectors (already attached). Item sold will be the one seen in the photo's.
Dimensions: 13 3/4" sq. x 1 1/4" deep