‘Sol.’ by Kirsten Schaap
Artist: Kirsten Schaap
Medium: Pen (archival pigmented ink), acrylic ink and 23.75 ct gold leaf on Ampersand Claybord (satin matte varnished)
Dimensions: 11.8″ x 9.4″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
“Sol (or Sunna) in Norse and Old German mythology is the Goddess of the Sun.
Sol, like her brother Máni (God of the Moon), was once a mortal and now forced to steer the sun orb chariot, eternally outrunning the wolf that chases her.
The wolf represents darker seasons and solar eclipses and it is during those times he is gaining on her in speed.
This is my interpretation of the Sun Tarot Card and part of my Major Arcana Tarot Series.” – Kirsten Schaap
About the Artist:
Kirsten Schaap (@kirsketchbook) is an illustrator living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her work revolves around introspection, darkness, contrast and raw emotion- fear, loss and decay are recurring themes in her work. She mainly works in black-and-white and her work is drawn by hand using a stippling technique, which enables her to bring depth, texture and layers into her work. She is inspired by nature, mythology and science fiction.