Baldrs Draumar, page 1 Picture

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Okay, first thing? Near impossible to find a decent category
for this. Argh.

Anyway, this is one of the pages of my art coursework for this year - the entire thing isn't completed, I've got four weeks next term to do so, but I'm putting up what I have now.

Okay, to start with - the title I chose was 'myth and religion', because I'm a mythology nut. So, I ended up with Norse mythology, narrowed it down to the whole baldr/hod/loki/mistletoe exchange, and then narrowed it down further to one Norse poem from the poetic edda, Baldrs Draumar, or Baldr's dreams. Now, wikipedia can probably do a better job of explaining it than I can, but whatever. This page illustrates the first stanza of the 14 stanza poem -

(translation from [link])

Once were the gods | together met,
And the goddesses came | and council held,
And the far-famed ones | the truth would find,
Why baleful dreams | to Baldr had come.

So this is Baldr and his baleful dreams, hence the head-clutching. As these dreams power the narrative, I thought they deserved a page of their own.

The media I used: This piece is composed of two layers. The bottom layer is paper, painted with acrylic in which I stuck pieces of broken glass. I then painted over the top some of the glass, as well. The top layer is done in good old-fashioned dip-pen and ink. I then pieced the two together in photoshop and did some technical trickery to make it look visually comprehensible.

More pages to come!
Occult Holidays or The Most High God HolyDays?
Children of Hades
Baldrs Draumar, page 1
The Cosmic Climber 2
Independinece Won and Lost