Post Masters I’m currently reviewing and editing my portfolio, both the physical one and here online, Its a bit dry so for fun I thought for the next week or so or I’d post one of my older works, with a little explanation. or not as I see fit.
This is Loki’s Children, It features Hel, Ferir and Jörmungandr three of the Norse God Loki’s children.
They were punished and imprisoned (in one way or another) by Odin for what it was foretold they would do; not what they had done, just what they might do. I felt so sorry for the three of them ‘born bad’ as it were.
I thought of them clinging to one-another as they wait for Odins judgement.
these from a series based around the ‘ Tamlin’ or ‘Tam Lin’ story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam_Lin,
on the surface its a bit of ‘fairy story’ with elves and serpents, but its the themes of redemption and transformation, that really resonated with me.
here’s Fairport doing their amazing version with Sandy Denny on vocals : http://youtu.be/guFZkLxYM60
pen and ink, and metallic inks, watercolour on Langton 300gm fine grain watercolour paper