Details:

This narrative painting depicts a group of Valkyries, female Norse mythological figures who guide the spirits of the dead to the afterlife realms of Valhalla or Fólkvangr. The artist frequently tweaks well-known myths to draw viewers' attention to the space between what is expected to happen and what is actually present.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Valkyries

This narrative painting depicts a group of Valkyries, female Norse mythological figures who guide the spirits of the dead to the afterlife realms of Valhalla or Fólkvangr. The artist frequently tweaks well-known myths to draw viewers' attention to the space between what is expected to happen and what is actually present.

Specs:

12 inches
9 inches

③ Artist:

Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver creates narrative paintings as a means of connecting to the world. The artist starts each composition with a pencil drawing, working progressively through ink wash and watercolor as she develops the expressive needs of the scene—from the interplay of shadow to the agreement of the colors. Staver’s paintings frequently tweak popular myths, exploring the space between where viewers expect the story to go and what is actually present.

Kyle Staver:
Valkyries, 2021
Mixed media on paper
9.0 × 12.0 inches /