The stoor worm, or Mester Stoor Worm, was a gigantic evil sea serpent of Orcadian folklore. When the Stoor Worm was finally killed, as it died its teeth fell out to become the islands of Orkney, Shetland and the Faroes, and its body became Iceland.

The Stoor Worm, pigment ink and gesso on plywood, 25cm x 35cm

Winter Stoor Worm (detail), pigment ink, graphite and gesso on plywood, 44cm x 50cm

Winter Stoor Worm, pigment ink, graphite and gesso on plywood, 44cm x 50cm

Winter Stoor Worm (detail), pigment ink, graphite and gesso on plywood, 44cm x 50cm

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