Valkyrie Picture

10x14 Arches hot press 140lb
Daniel Smith watercolor
2014

It's believed that the myth of the Valkyries as shapeshifters and "choosers of the slain" originated from the carrion beasts that would descend in a battle's aftermath to feed on the battlefield's dead. I wanted to do something that drew from that visceral proto-myth, but also captured the romantic element of the established concept of a valkyrie as a bearer of rewards for those who fell bravely in battle.

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