The Oak King | Art Print
As the earth awakens with spring, features of the seasons are reflected in both land and folklore.
In the words of The Saxon Storyteller himself:
“As the Holly King retreats, the Oak King begins afresh his reign. With his oaken staff he prods the bulbs in the soil to grow and shakes his oak leaf rattle to awaken the buds on the bough.”
Oak trees have been affiliated with ancient Celts through writings of Strabo and Pliny the Elder (to name a few). But oaks are also heavily linked to Thor and groves of worship among Germanic cults.
This print is part of Matt's Folklore Print Series.
Material & Make
The artwork you will receive has been printed locally using high quality inks and paper to maintain integrity and quality of colour and image.
Your print will arrive on 250gsm uncoated art board and should be handled with care. It’s preferable to only touch the edges and we recommend mounting these in a frame behind glass.
About The Artist
The Saxon Storyteller is an illustrator known for his incredible ability to capture the character and theme of artifacts and historical figures. Reminiscent of Saxon and Viking iconography, his subject matter ranges from members of the lore (such as Ragnar Lothbrok) to those of Tolkien (like Gandalf and other members of the Fellowship). You may also recognize his work as the key illustrator of the Nordic Mythology Podcast, where his images appear unique to each episode and its content.
On Northern Fire, you can find the artwork of Saxon Storyteller on clothing, prints, and pins.
Size & Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)