Behind the scenes:
This brief required the illustration of a couple, just married. Along with this instruction I was given a theme to interpret; vikings, as this is a passion and previous life that the couple shares and ideally, they would have wanted their viking wedding. I was to combine what I personally took from the viking culture; which was the mythical tree Yggdrasil, also called the World Tree or Tree of Life because it contains all the worlds and represents the cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth, and combine this spirituality with the couple and their wedding day.
“But deep under the earth, where the corpse serpent gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree of life, there are three spinners. Three women who make our fate. We might believe we make choices, but in truth our lives are in the spinners’ fingers. They make our lives, and destiny is everything. The Danes know that, and even the Christians know it, we Saxons say, fate is inexorable.”