Solar Symbol | Original Painting on Canvas
This textured painting by Paula Cruz Art features one of the most pervasive and recognised symbols of history, the sun wheel.
Also known as a sun cross or solar wheel, this symbol appears everywhere from the Neolithic to the Bronze and Iron Ages. It can be found in Nordic rock carvings as well as the continental Americas in the living artwork of native peoples.
This specific sunwheel by Paula references the ancient carving found at Madsebakke on Bornholm. It is unique due to the dotwork surrounding and within its structure. There is no doubt that ancient peoples of the world followed the trajectory of the sun with great interest, as it brought life and warmth into their lands. It was an incredibly important symbol, and remains so today.
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
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 & Dimension
The canvas measures 15 x 15cm (6 x 6 Inches).