50.0 x 21.0 x 19.0 cm
Private Collection Oakville, ON Canada
This image of a Norse shaman was inspired by the realization that the ancient people who practiced this form of religious and spiritual expression were drawing their power from one and the same source, from nature and the world of spirits, myths etc. The individuals who chose this path were given the gift of second sight or endowed with an unusual gift early in life. Some were given the gift through life altering experiences in adult life. However a spirit chose to express itself through these individuals, many chose to remain true to their ancients as Christianity made its imprint on their homelands. This sculpture is of a Viking shaman with a hollow body representing rebirth, and wearing a bear skin with Norse motif.