Shrine Of Jord
Oil painting on wood with mixed media
Paganism has influenced my artwork and it has led me to combine my love for art and nature through the form of this portable shrine. In my research I found in the old norse language “Jord” means “Earth” which stimulated me to explore other organic products that I could incorporate into my art piece.
The acorns represent birth, the crystals represent growth, the moss represents decay, the vines represent the struggle of the journey, the base which is the easel symbolises our purpose in life, in which mine is producing art.
The painting you see on the rustic slice of wood is a scene of Pontypool Park, the location of where I acquired the wood. Pontypool Park is a special place for me as I have many childhood memories of exploring and investigating the environment.