VIKING CHRONICLES

This body of work is based upon information provided by Rune Stones.  Runes were used more broadly, more enthusiastically and by more people in Scandinavia throughout the Viking Age.  They depict religious convictions both Christian and Pagan and were erected to commemorate the dead either in battle or having died in far off lands.  Some were raised as status symbols to an important person within the community.  The information evident on the Rune Stones provide revealing visual imagery that can be influential in establishing a direction for creative premise in an artistic statement.

Individual works relate to epic tales both realistic and legendary.  Visual statements evolved by working within the boundaries of ventures as foretold in the Icelandic Sagas.  Runic texts were incorporated as a supportive part of the overall imagery.

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image 14 with TORVALDRS DEMISE  Wall Piece‘Torvaldrs Demise’, (Wall Piece)
84 x 48 x 5 cm
Primitive Fired Clay with Staining
image 15 with ODIN ON SLEIPNER, 61 x 54 x 43 cm. Free Standing‘Odin On Sleipner’, (Free Standing)
61 x 54 x 43 cm
Primitive Fired Clay with Staining
image 16 with LAST BATTLE AT HEINDALL, 89 x 63 x 15 cm. Free Standing‘Last Battle At Heindall’, (Free Standing)
89 x 63 x 15 cm
Primitive Fired Clay with Staining

image 17 with Primitive Fired Clay with Stain

‘Thiostles Flight’, (Free Standing)
56 x 39 x 15 cm
Primitive Fired Clay with Staining

image 18 with BATTLE OF HAFR FIRTH, 64 x 44 x 15 cm. Free Standing‘Battle Of Hafr Firth’, (Free Standing)
64 x 44 x 15 cm
Primitive Fired Clay with Staining

image 19 with BATTLE OF HAFR FIRTH, Detail, Free Standing

‘Battle of Hafr Firth’, (Detail)
Primitive Fired Clay with Staining