Wordless Wednesday


Wood carvings depicting the Flight from Egypt and the Crucifixion were done by David Drake using fallen live oaks from Hurricane Hugo in 1989. These beautiful sculptures are located at Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, South Carolina.


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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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25 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. joyroses13 says:

    These are very good! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Wow – those are beautiful, Judy. Such a good thing to come from the destruction of those wonderful trees.

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  3. What a talent! Thanks for sharing these, Judy.


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  4. Denzil says:

    Goodness me those are impressive.

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  5. Joyce says:

    These are beautiful. Only the eye of an artist can see life from that which was given up for dead. What a serene place to simply sit and contemplate the life of Christ on earth.

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  6. This reminds me of the driftwood we saw along the shores in the PNW – beautiful sculptures made by nature. Thanks so much for sharing these.

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  7. I love that he used downed trees from a hurricane to make something so beautiful!

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  8. Grandma Kc says:

    Amazing! I so admire people with artist talents and to have done THAT from fallen trees is just wonderful! And here I thought all you were seeing in SC was beautiful beaches! Thanks for sharing this.

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  9. Sandi says:

    These are amazing! Thank you. Hugs,

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  10. Rose says:

    Fantastic…love the carvings. Wish I had half that talent.

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  11. Joanne Sisco says:

    A truly creative person who can imagine it and then make it happen! Beautiful!

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  12. Remarkable. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Annie says:

    Such talent… and it’s so well preserved. They must regularly treat the wood. I would love to attend a monks’ prayer meeting. That had to be amazing.

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  14. germac4 says:

    These sculptures are amazing, what a craft to be able to do that! I wonder how long they took to complete…

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  15. These are lovely! It’s so nice to know something wonderful came out that disaster.

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  16. handmade by amalia says:

    Wonderful art. And so nice to know that it is made from fallen trees.

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  17. Nadezda says:

    Interesting sculptures came from died trees. The author is talented, Judy.

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  18. Oddment says:

    How many ways there are to tell a story! I love the way the figures seem to be emerging from the wood. That dead wood lives. Thank you!

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  19. reocochran says:

    Abbey gardens usually have cement sculptures, crosses and obelisks. These wooden carvings of meaningful, lovely scenes were wonderful discoveries, Judy.

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