Sieglinde in the Forest (2017)

P. CRAIG RUSSELL: “Fast Then, To The East:” Sieglinde in the Forest. A new original art reward for one of our crowdfunding campaigns. Our generous backer allowed me to choose the subject, which let me return to The Ring of the Nibelung—a nearly bottomless well of visual possibilities. Sieglinde, fleeing the wrath of Woton, makes her way through the eastern forest, a place Woton hates; the home of Fafnir the dragon who guards the gold and the ring of power. Sieglinde, already pregnant with Siegfried, clutches the shattered sword fragments to her belly—the fragments that Siegfried will one day reforge into his sword, Nothing.

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