Thursday, February 9, 2012

WIP "Flight/Foresight"

Here's a new piece I'm working on called "Flight/Foresight", and the imagery deals with just that.  I'm finding that the themes of divination and Nordic culture are becoming more and more of interest to me, and this painting reflects that.
A bat skull flanked by dove wings overlooks two albino owls that each hold plants (wild strawberry and holly) symbolizing foresight.  The rune on the bat skull's head is Ansuz, symbolizing Odin; true sight, signals, insight.  The runes flanking the skull are Kenaz (vision, knowledge) and Mannaz (forethought, creativity).

A tool of divination, the skrying crystal hangs down from the bat skull's mouth.

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