I recently completed a series of 3 pieces for CB. Three pieces telling their own stories but also one together. The diorama “Fate” showing a depiction of the fates as depicted in the Voluspa. Large figure “Valkyrie” depicting a Valkyrie descending to choose the worthy warriors who died in battle. And the bust “Valhalla” showing a young shield maiden being sent to Valhalla on her funeral pyre boat.

But there is a common thread in all 3. The shield. The shield in fate with a skeleton at the base of Yggdrasil represents someone who died without honor. Then we see the Valkyrie claiming someone with the same shield symbol, a worthy descendent. In Valhalla the shield is repeated. Perhaps she is the descendent of the dishonored figure in Fate, redeeming her family’s honor.

I’ve broken the three pieces up for display on PnP much like they were at CB but also a group photo of the full display.

In this piece we see the 3 Fates weaving the life of our future shield maiden. Odin’s Ravens watch this unfold to later tell their master. The serpent Nidhogg slithers between the roots of Yggdrasil eating the corpses. The frame includes references to Norse mythology including the squirrel, Ratatusk, and the 4 deer. On the back of the piece is a section of the Voluspa, a Norse poem taking about the fates.

I hope you enjoy the piece.
  • Patricia Sancho

    Wonderfull storie and beautiful painting. I really like It. Inspiring.

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      Thanks Patricia I’m truly glad it inspires. ( love the painting you do btw).

  • Derek Clark (fluid_art)PLUS

    Such an incredible piece, the attention to detail is ridiculous.

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      Thanks Derek. Much appreciated. It took awhile but hiding all the details was fun.

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    Very impressive! Gold

  • RaTrPLUS

    Your display was absolutely one of my favourites, so inspiring! An amazing job!

  • Trent "BigDeno" Denison

    You know how I feel about this.  Just crazy that you can visualise this and create it.  It blows my mind.  You are the man!

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      Thanks Trent. It was great sharing ideas with you. I hope we can do it more in the future.

  • JanSoukup

    Breathtaking. My favourite entry in CB. Gold for sure

  • Artem Romanov

    Outstanding work mate! Love the story and amazing atmosphere you created, perfect!

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      Thanks Artem. I’m glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and story I tried to tell.

  • Bran

    Wonderfull storie and beautiful painting

  • Clive Jackson

    Fabulous work! Gold!

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf

    Beautiful piece!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    This was a fav of mine and thought it easily should’ve placed

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      thanks John. It was a competition full of stellar entries. Beautiful things to see everywhere.

  • Richard SharpPLUS

    Gooooooooooooooold. Nothing more to say.

  • Ignis

    Love these works, gold.

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Inspiratonal beautiful! Editors choice from my end.

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      Thank You Roman. :).

      It was you and Massive Voodoo that made me interested in trying to tell stories with my art. It was your Tarzan piece that made me start looking at different ways to present my stories. You have often inspired me. I’m glad to know that I could return the favor in some way. :).

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Quel travail, quel ensemble !
    Et que de détails !
    C’est vraiment superbe, j’aime beaucoup. Je vote pour de l’or bien sur.

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      Je vous remercie! Je suis content que vous ayez apprécié tous les détails.

  • Gianluca "Branzu" ButtiglieroPLUS

    Incredible work, one of my favourite of all time… SuperGold!

  • Francesco "Franciuus" FarabiPLUS

    great scene form a great display!

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      Thank you Francesco. Means a lot to see you write that. I truly enjoyed our talk at Adepticon. :).

  • Matty Pearce

    Beautiful Maestro !

  • BD

    These are so imaginative, and they really show how capable and varied your painting/ modelling skills are—different scales, styles, freehand, bases. All beautiful, highly thematic and evocative. Incredible man!

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      Thanks Bryce!  I really appreciate it. Hope all is going well for you. I miss our painting talks.

  • Matt CexwishPLUS

    I know how much producing these pieces ment to you, Chris! :) I am very happy to see all of them together, with your pretty distinctive style, but each with it´s own story, idea… Even scale! :) Amazing! Thanks for building all that and letting us participate in your thought process ;)... Gold!

    • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

      Thank You Matt. Hearing such a nice compliment from an artist you admire means a ton.

  • Michael Proctor "Clever Crow"

    Saying that this is excellent doesn’t say enough.  Love your work!

  • Kyle Maitland

    A stellar build.  Fantastic tree on top of it all.

  • Steve "Babelfish" Riley

    A beautiful and imaginative creation. Just superb.

  • Mariano del Olmo

    Gold! Just impressive. Best, Mariano