Mind Trollcross | Art Print for Charity
Dylan Parry from Fiendish Forge has been creating a number of pieces for us at the Northern Fire studio and has used his skills to raise money for a local mental health charity.
This print was inspired by his work and created by Ash, also known as Villkat Arts, in collaboration with Dylan and Sean's vision for the trollcross.
He explains more below:
"We are proud to release this print in time for mental health awareness week. This is a design that has been made in collaboration with Villkat Arts, which we are eternally grateful for. I have wanted to raise money for a mental health charity for a long time and thanks to this collaboration, I have finally been able to see that wish come true.
All money raised with every sale of this print will be supporting a local mental health charity that has helped me through some difficult times in my life. We all know someone affected by mental illness, whether it's us, or a loved one. And without getting too personal, this is an issue I have lived with from a very young age and I am so happy and proud to be in a position where i can help others by raising money for a charity close to my heart."
The design of the print is based on that of a troll cross, which represents a talisman of protection and safety from evil forces. The runes along the outside of the pendant write out 'your story isn't over yet', which goes in line with the central design of the semicolon. The semicolon is used as a symbol of strength and solidarity for those struggling with mental illness that began as Project Semicolon, (@projsemicolon on Instagram).
We have chosen to support the Conwy branch of the charity.
In their words:
Conwy Mind who is here to support better mental health. They are a local, independent charity that work across Conwy County providing free services to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing. They provide support calls, guided self-help programmes, counselling, community groups and hubs. They are committed to working with the community to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental health, the delivery of inclusive services are accessible to everyone who needs them, ensuring no one has to face a mental health issue alone.
Conwy Mind want to be able to help as many as possible because mental health issues affect us all. Whether it’s you, someone in your family, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour or a classmate, the impact can be really hard to manage. If you, or someone you know needs support then please get in touch with the team at Conwy Mind: 01492 879907 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are living outside the Conwy area, Mind can still help you at a branch closer to your home: 0300 123 3393 or email@example.com.
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.
Frame is not included.
About The Artists
Known as Villkat Arts in his tattoo work, Ash is celebrated globally for his ability to communicate the shamanistic and spiritual components of the ancient world through his artistry. With a focus on Celtic and Nordic symbolism, Ash’s intention and energy shines through in each of his works, creating a connection between the viewer (or wearer) and the depth of meaning within these art styles. The journey of re-discovering his Northern European heritage is part of Ash’s artistic journey and can be seen in his woodwork, pyrography, painting, and tattoo work.
See more of the art Ash has created for Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
A4 (29.7 x 21cm / 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches)