Crockern - Keeper of Wistman’s Wood

Crockern is a Keeper that lives in one of the most magical places in all of Dartmoor, Wistman’s Wood. The ancient forest of dwarfed oak trees, also known to the moor folk as Druid's Grove, is snuggled in the heart of the valley where Crockern keeps careful watch.

A Keeper is the Genius Loci of a specific ancient place, and in this instance, locations on Dartmoor in Devonshire. It is the spirit of the land and is a sentinel that protects the sacred nature of the site. One can think of them as essentially caretakers that still live among us, but are in spirit form. They are truly enchanted nature spirits like faeries, elves, and gnomes, and are magical in every sense of the word. 

Medium(s): Polymer clay, posable armature wire, glass, foil, cloth, leather, wood, moss, paint, yak hair, metal, twine

Size: 11" x 8" x 8.5”

Weight: Approximately 3 lbs

2019 Exhibition Dates

“Voices in the forest tell of dark and twisted enchantments - as dark and twisted as the roots and grasping branches of the trees themselves. Even the most gnarled tree is eloquent in the telling of its own tale.” 

Brian Froud

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“Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me, that yet we sleep, we dream.” 

~ William Shakespeare

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