Mammen Fenrir | Hand Printed Fine Art
Fenrir, the great wolf, was the son of Norse god Loki and the giant Angrboda. As the wolf grew, the gods feared that it would be impossible to control him if he were to be loose in the world so they conspired to confine him in chains.
It is said that during Ragnarok, Fenrir will break his chains and devour everything before him, including the earth and sky itself.
This style of Viking art takes its name from an axe found in a male grave from Mammen, in Central Jutland, Denmark. The axe is decorated with spiraling figures and includes a mask-like face and a bird with a large lappet and tendrils. Another mask from this style is seen on a famous stone from Aarhus, which is now housed in the Moesgaard Museum in Denmark and acts as their logo. There are also several caskets that are well-known from this period, which were carved in impeccable detail from ivory and ornamented with precious metals and crystal.
Material & Make
This piece of artwork is hand printed in our Welsh workshop on 240 gsm art paper. Our inks are water based and locally sourced to minimise the negative impact of the printing industry on the environment.
For more information about our commitment to sustainability, you can keep up to date with what we are doing within the collective on our environmental page.
About The Artist
Sean Parry is the owner and lead artist of Sacred Knot Tattoo, as well as a founding member of the Northern Fire Art Collective. He specialises in Celtic and Nordic arts and lives and works from his hometown of Llandudno in North Wales. Sean’s projects incorporate knotwork, swirls, and beasts inspired and mirroring those found in the historical record - a reflection of his passion for archaeology and ancient iconography. Though he is well known for his mastery as a tattooist, his work with paint, leather, and precious metals are also part of his artistic endeavours.
See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
(420 x 594mm 16.5 x 23.4 inches)