Tag Archive: völva


Still working on this drawing.

150 x 105 cm, Siberian chalk on paper.

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Völuspá 5

I decided to investigate the Völuspá series more (see the small image, Völuspá 1). It’s a tricky path to follow.

My work has everything to do with the creation of life, the creation of the world. Shapes are getting their form. When is something just paint and when does it transform into an organic form of life? The laws of nature, are yet to be made.

So there is chaos. But that doesn’t mean you can just paint whatever you want and that you don’t have to deal with the laws of the visual arts.

Think about colour contrast, composition, texture, depth, light etc. etc.

Völuspa 5, 80 x 90 cm, oil on canvas

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Völuspa 1, 160 x 110 cm, oil on canvas

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Völuspá

Völuspá is the first and best known poem of the Edda. It tells the story of the creation of the world.

It is one of the most important primary sources for the study of Norse Mythology.

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oil on canvas, 110 x 160 cm