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Tiswas - Caltrop

A Caltrop is a spiked metal device thrown on the ground to impede wheeled vehicles or (formerly) cavalry horses.  It has four spikes arranged so that however it is thrown on the floor, one spike will always point upwards.   Police now use a Stinger to stop vehicles.   My carving is much less violent, but it can be put down on any side and function as a sculpture.  Tiswas is defined as a state of confusion or excitement, which I hope the viewer feels.   The sculpture has 4 sides and can appear amazingly different just by turning the work round a few degrees
Roman Caltrop
Modern Police Stinger
John Adamson - Wood Sculptor: Tiswas08
John Adamson - Wood Sculptor: Tiswas01
John Adamson - Wood Sculptor: Tiswas02

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