Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

My Version of Michael

Here’s a sketch of what I’m planning for Michael based on a number of renditions of Michael found in oil paintings and stained glass windows.

Saint Michael, or Archangel Michael, is believed to be the head of all angels.  Although there are a number of references to Michael, he’s probably best known as the leader of God’s army against evil.  In the bible, Michael defeats Satan in heaven.  So…that’s why you are able to find so many versions of Michael with swords, shields and wearing armoured breast-plates.  He’s the protector.

My version, hopefully, is a bit gentler than some but I did include him holding his sword and wearing armour.


Similar to the other two figures, I’ve depicted Michael as a bust rather than a full figure.  Had I elected to carve a full figure, his features would have been too small and stick-like given the size of the carving, plus, I feel that the overall box will look better with four figures that are roughly the same size and in perspective with each other.

I’ll do this figure up in clay and make some modifications once I see it in 3D.  All feedback is appreciated!



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