Valkyrie
Valkyrie
Valkyrie
Valkyrie
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 a Valkyrie selecting worthy warriors to join Odin’s Einherjar. The figure is a converted version of Beyond Miniature’s Adriel with added features to make her more Norse feeling. Ravens and wolves were often found on battlefields and associated with Valkyries hence the black wings. The figure has a natural cross composition and this is reinforced by the various ravens in the frame and the brighter clouds behind her. The back of the piece contains a poem talking about being whisked away to Asgard.

I hope you enjoy the piece.
  • Roman LappatPLUS

    I I really love the full project. It is so soulful. Each single piece alone is just amazingly beautiful. Definetely Wörth my Editor’s choice!

    • Chris "D.Vader" Suhre

      Thank you Maestro. :). You know how much you’ve influenced my painting and views on miniature art. I’m so very glad you feel the passion in these pieces.

  • Ignis

    Love love love, for me perfect. Gold :)

    • Chris "D.Vader" Suhre

      Thank you. I’m glad you loved the piece. It was work but also so much fun to create.

  • Steve GarciaPLUS

    AWESOME piece…emphasis AWE :) Love seeing your work. The quality yanks your attention and the story telling keeps you coming back. Congrats Chris

    • Chris "D.Vader" Suhre

      Thanks Steve. I really enjoy seeing your pieces so it makes me happy to know you enjoy seeing my art too. :).

  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    So much to look at in every piece of this project. So, so good.

    • Chris "D.Vader" Suhre

      Thanks Steve. I’m glad you enjoyed the piece. Thank you for all of your support.

  • Clive Jackson

    Outstanding! Gold of course!

  • Nik Ableev

    Beautiful!

  • Michael Proctor "Clever Crow"

    So very spectacular!  Love the emotions you capture!

    • Chris "D.Vader" Suhre

      I’m glad you can see and feel those emotions. I’m thrilled when my pieces do that.

  • Theodoros GiannakopoulosPLUS

    Great concept and its special artistic level !

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    Epic gold

  • Jocelyn Goyette "MetalAsMedium"PLUS

    Gold plus! So inspirational!