The Norse Creation Myth

A series of paintings by me, depicting the Norse creation myth

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I flew across the Sea To be here. Through waking night ‘till day broke over the water, just to stand here.   I need to touch the Ocean, Hear the rushing splatter, Feel the wind sting and burn, Climb the broken, barnacle-crusted pillars. Looking isn’t enough.   I’ve seen this too many times, In stagnate…

Once there was an expanse of land That was my whole world. But the continent split and ocean filled the void. Now the fragments of my home lie strewn Through lapping water. I used to be a traveler; now I’m a mariner.   There are only islands. The rest has sunk beneath the waves. I…

A sharp wind blows from another worldAcross the sea, cold royal blueDeep as sorrow. Waves crash and splatter on jagged stone.  Giants walked where I now stand.Their footsteps cut valleysGreen, rich as life Mysterious as mythThis is a place of legend.  Be careful where you tread, lestYou step through the veil And pass into the realm of…

Deep in a lake     dark death-shroudCovered from the sun     shielded from timeLay a warrior’s soul-bones     rusted, unbrokenA gift to Tyr One-hand     God of warA plea for victory in battle.     Tyr took it not.So doomed to sleep     under the silver mirrorAn age and half an age     it lay.  A cracking pyre smoked    sent sparkling ashes skyward.But…

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