Knotwork Nordic Tree (Yggdrasil) | Fine Art Print
This artwork by Paula Cruz Art is a tribute to the great ash tree at the central spire of the Nordic cosmological world, known as Yggdrasil.
Yggdrasil is mentioned in Gylfaginning and Skáldskaparmál (of the Prose Edda), and in Grímnismál and Völuspá (of the Poetic Edda). Some believe that the name of the tree can be translated to something similar to "Odin's Horse." This imagery aligns with the idea that he mounted (hung) himself on the world tree in Hávamál, sacrificing “himself to himself.” There he stayed hanging for nine days and nights until he reached down and found the wisdom that was the runes.
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 her Northern Fire page, 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).