Odin (Oil on Canvas 12” x 36”)
The first work in the “Power of the Gods” series, this work looks at mythical beings, how they were portrayed and what they would have looked like. Mythical gods and beings are only visually interpreted by artists impressions alone, each artist having their own impression of how they expected these gods to look, what they wore and this was usually reflected in the gods role in mythical times.
Odin is considered the chief god in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard. As this is mythology, the character himself is only an artist’s impression which is intended to visually reflect his personality, role and wisdom based upon legend.
The painting has been composed in a certain way, cutting off half of the subjects face. This is to help reinforce the idea that Odin didn’t have a left eye therefore cutting his vision in half. The composition helps show that handicap but not making it obvious to the viewer.