Solar Cross (Sunwheel) | Small Fine Art Painting
This design by Villkat Arts depicts the classic sunwheel, as found in petroglyphs globally.
Within Scandinavia and the British Isles, it is found from the Neolithic to the Bronze and Iron Ages. Its true original meaning was likely varied, but it seems to be associated with the sun, or even the wheel of the horse-drawn chariots said to carry the sun through the sky in ancient religions. In snow storms especially it can appear to create a crossed pattern in the sky, which would have been a significant sighting for the ancients.
Material & Make
The artwork you will receive is the original piece. It was hand painted and comes on a cotton canvas stretched over a wooden frame backing. Please know that our images intend to capture the colour to the best of our ability, but can’t always display the exact nuances of texture and tint within the artwork. If you have concerns about this, please try viewing on different monitors to make sure your computer or phone is giving you the best representation.
About The Artist
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
10 by 10cm (4 x 4 inches)
Please note, this is a very small painting!