The Yggdrasil Stir Picture

A screen print of Yggdrasil. In Norse Mythology, Yggdrasil was a great tree that extended across many realms/worlds. This tree was home to a number of mythological creatures and in my art I decided to focus on Nidhogg (the wyrm), Ratatoskr (a squirrel), and an unnamed Eagle. According to legend, Nidhogg remained at the roots of Yggdrasil, and the Eagle stayed perched at the top. The squirrel would run the length of the tree to deliver messages from the wyrm to the eagle. I decided to take a light and humorous approach with this piece and interpret Ratatoskr as a gossipy church woman who has upset and caused tension between Nidhogg and the Eagle with her devious rumors.

Shoot the messenger.
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