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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