Carving the Traditional Greenman
with Mary May
Variations of the Greenman motif are found in many cultures around the world. Often related to natural vegetative deities, the Greenman is a symbol of rebirth and the cycle of growth each spring. Mary May uses the Greenman project to demonstrate a variety of carving techniques, with special emphasis on carving facial features.
Mary May is a professional woodcarver in Charleston, SC, who specializes in decorative carvings for architecture and furniture. She studied and worked with master carvers in Greece, England, and Malaysia to learn the traditional techniques of classical woodcarving. In addition to teaching at various schools and guilds across the USA, Mary offers carving classes through her online video school at: www.marymaycarving.com/carvingschool.
118 minutes, DVD. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions, 2016.