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by Al R. Young, oil on panel, 2021 36 in. x 64.5 in.
This handmade, original oil painting was created by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven. It is part of The Isles of Rune Project, an ongoing creative endeavor of the Artists of Al Young Studios. Read more . . .
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Behind the title of the painting
This painting was created as part of the Isles of Rune Project. The characters portrayed are featured in The Song of Lunta, a story about the coming of winter and the meaning of snow. Vanoe is the lord of the reindeer, whose life is saved by Lunta.
The title of the painting is presented in both Ainamarian and English. Ainamaria is the constructed language created by Al R. Young as part of the legendary from which derive the original artworks and stories belonging to the Isles of Rune. Lunta, a Finnish word for snow, is the name of the woman. Lunta is also the word for snow in Ainamarian. Vanoe, the name of the reindeer, is an Ainarmarian adjective signifying wise or one who is wise as in im shto oten vanoe. Read more ...