SOME BACK GROUND
Sigrdrífumál (also known as Brynhildarljóð) is the conventional title given to a section of a Poetic Edda text in the manuscript called Codex Regius.
It follows Fáfnismál (another famous text) without interruption, and it relates the meeting of Sigurðr with the valkyrie Brynhildr, here identified as Sigrdrífa (her name means "victory driver"). The content consists mostly of verses concerned with runic magic and sharing general wisdom teachings. This is presented in the format of advice given to Sigurd by Sigrdrifa. The metre is fornyrðislag, (except for the first stanza). The end is in the lost part of the manuscript but it has been substituted from younger paper manuscripts. The Völsunga saga describes the scene and contains some of the poem.
WORK IN PROGRESS!
This series of paintings is a labour of love and very much a work in progress. Focussing on this text has already brought me powerful dreams and many fresh insights into the runes (as shared on my courses for Rune Magicians).
I feel very strongly that both painting and dreaming are valid ways of doing research and accessing information. This is something I often mention in interviews and when UI speak at conferences.
There is something unique about the process of immersing yourself in an ancient text and allowing the process to be your guide and teacher. I highly recommend it!