Spirit serpent

Simplicity is always the most difficult type of art to create. So, when asked to make “Nordic Tribal” without it becoming cliché, i was both enthused and challenged.

The serpent is filled with sigils and symbols, several of my making, but most of historical nature. All of them are from around the Baltic sea, or related to the area.

The godmask of the shoulder is tied to nature along with the serpent, i gave it horns and it is surrounded by petroglyph-styled symbols for sun, stars and moon.

The inner arm carries bindrunes of my making, based on traditions from Iceland, amongst other places.