Prologue :

Silver dragon

Sigemund it was who had slain the dragon, the keeper of the hoard;


Dating Back to the 12th century, wood hewn figures in the paneling either side of and cresting the doorway of a medieval stave church in Setesdal, Norway ( now housed at the Oldsaksamlingen of the University of Oslo ) illustrate the story of Sigurd the Dragon slayer.

This tale is alluded to in Beowulf , Njal's Saga (Classics), and other ancient works, and is recited with substantial detail in the The Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson and in the thirteenth-century anonymous Icelandic works The Saga of the Volsungs and The Nibelungenlied (based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the "Nibelungensaga"), which include oral traditions and reports based on historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries. )

Siegmund the Dragon Slayer :
     Fantasy   \Dragon Slaying \Beowulf \Grendals\ancient woodcarving | 30/05/03
  " The name cannot be said, for it is forbidden to speak it, lest the utterance of the name call forth the demons. " And as he spoke I saw that he was fearful just to think upon these matters...

 -- Eaters of the Dead
Michael Crichton

Artwork Details :
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Medieval Wood Carving
Client :
Personal folio piece. (gallery exhibition)
Medium : Pencil and Pastel Illustration(on Cartridge) 20cm by 28cm :Enhanced in Adobe Photoshop
2001 a.d./ updated in 2004

Chinese Dragon Pendant
Client :
Lord of the Rings Jewellers.
Medium :
Sterling silver
2.25cm by 3.26cm :
Designed for, machine cut and cast @ Lotr jewellers.
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