Hand-Embellished Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper
17 x 16 Inches
RELEASE DATE: Apr 11 2016
RUN # 01134
About The Work
About The Artist
The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Black Wood Frame with UV Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"There is a Nordic tale of a giant wolf called Fenris. He was one of three children of Loki and a Giantess. The gods had a premonition that Fenris would one day kill Odin, so they bound him and put him beneath the earth. During Ragnarok, the battle between the gods and giants, Fenris breaks his bonds, hunts down Odin on the battlefield and devours him. Odin’s son then kills the Wolf. I didn’t like that ending so I rewrote it.
You see Fenris had a sister named Hel that was one of the only characters in Nordic mythology with the power of resurrection. So I wrote that she retreated to the underworld once she saw the world being destroyed from the battle and when the fires burned down she resurfaced to find her brother Fenris. When she found him, his body was maimed and all that remained was his head. She crossed her brother’s head with the wings of a bat and resurrected him, so he could fly the earth and destroy the gods." - Dennis McNett
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Dennis McNett and 1xRUN.
Dennis McNett was born in 1972 and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He moved to New York in 2001. He has been carving surly block prints for over 18 years. His encouragement as a kid came from his blind grandfather, who told him over and over again that his drawings were good. Later influences came from the raw high-energy imagery pouring out of the early 80's skateboard and punk rock scene.
His graphic aesthetic and love for narrative work has been translated in many ways. His work ranges from larger than life Viking ship performances and parades in Philly, resurrecting Nordic giants on West Broadway in Manhattan, Dragon slayings in Oklahoma, masks, installations and sculptures to unique hand-carved wood cut pieces, traditional relief prints, and graphics.
Participating in both the fine art and design worlds, Dennis has been fortunate enough to create series’ for Anti-Hero skateboards, design shoes for Vans, have work fill the windows of Barneys, NY, and participate in the Deitch Artparade. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Juxtapoz magazine, Thrasher and Complex Magazine. He wants to live until he dies. Breathing is good.
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