The Warrior Collection
This special collection of projects are historically themed and/ or inspired by a specific warrior, warrior group, or conflict of the past. Each theme was carefully planned and meticulously researched. The art represented on these pieces has specific meaning, or captures a story not to be lost in time.
This piece was inspired by the Viking Berserkers’ of the 11th Century AD. The Valknut Symbol is displayed on both sides of the rifle. This symbolizes Odin’s power to influence the mind in battle making men forget fear and strain and inspiring battle madness. Encircling the Valknut is the Runic Alphabet. The runes indicate ones ambition for knowledge. The Mjolnir, or Thor’s Hammer, appears down the spine of the stock wrapping equally down both sides. The Mjolnir represents strength and protection. Under the port, on the right side of the stock depicted in runes is the phrase “Till Valhall” which means “To Valhalla”. Valhalla is the great hall in Asgard where warriors go when they die. A coward thinks he will live forever, if he holds back in battle, or doesn’t fight at all, but old age will show him no peace, and Valhalla will not wait.
The Knight’s Of Solomon’s Temple
The Knight’s Templar, or Order Of Solomon’s Temple, were a wealthy and powerful military order of the Middle Ages. Templar Knights wore distinctive white mantles with red crosses and were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. They were highly trained, well-equipped and highly motivated. One of the tenets of their religious order was that they were forbidden from retreating in battle, unless outnumbered three to one, and even then only by order of their commander, or if the Templar flag went down. To capture this imagery, the rifle is cloaked in a battle worn white appearance and adorned with red accents. The Crusader Cross runs down the spine of the stock. The mag well on the port side depicts Psalm 144:1, “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle”. The barrel takes the roll of the Knights sword and is finished to look like distressed steel.
The next subject in this collection will be Sir William Wallace.