Yggdrasil Wood Burned Wall Hanging
This piece was created by Villkat Arts exclusively for Northern Fire. This was the only one will be available.
The image 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 use of fire to manipulate natural materials is one of the most ancient forms of artistry. Pyrography has been discovered on artefacts globally such as bone, wood, leather, and even stone.
Each piece is uniquely one of a kind, having been hand worked by the artisan to compliment the dimension of the design and respect the natural grain of the wood.
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.
You can see more of Ash's artwork on Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
These size of these pieces varies slightly but measure at approximately:
36 x 28 cm x 2cm (14 x 11 x 3/4 inches)