Nordic Ringerike Beast | Fine Art Print
This artwork by Paula Cruz Art is a tribute to the Bronze-gilt weather vane found in Modem, Norway. Made during the Viking Age, these magnificent representations of Nordic art contained beasts in a very particular style known as Ringerike.
In Norway, the Ringerike district boasts a standing stone that bears this distinctive style, and silver and gold hoards full of disc-brooches have been discovered from the same time period in Sweden. But perhaps most notable are the Ringerike weathervanes that have been found from Norway to Gotland, on which the astounding depictions of a beast (that we have followed through each art style) now perches as a statuesque 3D figure. This style is more fluid than its forebears but still contains the beast floating in its own tendrils, and sometimes other creatures.
Material & Make
The artwork you will receive has been printed by the artist using high quality inks and paper to maintain integrity and quality of colour and image. Each piece is hand signed by the artist on the back.
Your print will arrive on 250gsm uncoated card 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
Paula Cruz is a tattoo artist specialising in historic Nordic art styles and is known for her extreme attention to detail and authenticity. Her creations are born of a humble relationship with Norse symbolism and are sharpened through her work as a re-enactor, traditional tattooist, and versatile artisan.
On Northern Fire, you’ll find wooden pyrography, prints, and original art by Paula.
Size & Dimensions
The dimensions of the print are approximately 28 x 21 cm (11 x 8 inches)