Blacksmith and Muse

Carved and burned black walnut relief of a blacksmith standing over his forge.

With anvil ringing brightly,
hear the song of iron sung,
where the muse is born of fire,
here at Mardavhuan.

This was one of several blacksmith related pieces bought by a collector in Maryville, TN in the early 90’s. The poem was inspired by his love of blacksmithing. He had a blacksmith museum and called his place Mardavhuan, a compilation of parts of his children’s name. Singed black walnut. 24” H x 8” W

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