“The Gods will always smile on the brave women.” -The Seer (from Vikings)
“Shieldmaiden” (Sköldmö) is an artistic concept that came to me in June 2016. The legendary Viking warrior women who rose to the challengewhen faced with setbacks and adversity have not only inspiredthe artwork featured in this exhibition, they also personify my determinationto overcome the hardships of this past year.
“Our whole lives are just stories."
-Lagertha Shieldmaiden (from Vikings)
“Shieldmaiden” is a homage to lost loved ones and marks the end of an era in my life as well as celebrating a new chapter.
Welcome to share this rite of passage with me🎨
“Don't look back, you're not going that way.” -Ragnar Lothbrok (from Vikings)
PS: Not even a Shieldmaiden can go it aloneand she needs to rest & recuperate after the battle is over. Without major reinforcements this exhibit would not have been possible.
Shieldmaiden kudos to: Vicki & Dan, Bumblebee Studio🐝 www.bumblebeestudio.se Tove Risberg for fab photos & being there, her partner Viktor Petrovski for wise words, Ewa Åkerlind & Marie Bäcklin for believing in Shieldmaiden, Ralph Lavasani, Stockholm's best Picture Framer, David Affentranger & Anna Insleyfor support & understanding, The 5 Freudenthals❤️