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Yggdrasil by zyphryus Yggdrasil by zyphryus
"Yggdrasil"  (2015)

acrylic on canvas canvas (roughly 30x40", I'll need to find the size)

Yggdrasil started as a challenge to myself - to draw the largest tree I've done. I took my largest canvas, some black paint, and began. I inserted oval shapes to act as orbs or light or as energetic vibrations broadcasting from the tree. These became realized as I added colors and layers. When deciding on a name, I remembered Yggdrasil, from Northern Mythology. I was fascinated with the idea of a huge tree that touches not only the heavens, but all the worlds and lands that exist. Including the name added another layer of myth and epic energy to the piece.
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MikeGould Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always found it strange that so many people have not come across Yggdrasil - I suppose I shouldn't, but it seems to have been with me forever. I love your psychedelic representation 
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Lovely thank you. I am also surprised and not surprised. I'd like to see Yggdrasil more widely spread. Even in pop culture, it would be interesting to see different interpretations.
I have a story hiding in my head somewhere that uses the concept of an organic world connector. But thats all I'm sayin. :)
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