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In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja ‘chooser of the slain’) is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. The Valkyries bring their chosen warriors to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin.
(source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie)

Transformers is an entertainment franchise co-produced by the Japanese Takara Tomy and the American Hasbro toy companies. Initially developed as a brand by Hasbro, and consisting of renamed, rebranded transforming toys from Takara’s Diaclone and Microman toylines, the franchise began in 1984 with the Transformer toys. The backstory centers around factions of transforming alien robots (often the Autobots and the Decepticons) in an endless struggle for dominance or eventual peace.
(source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers)


Image 1: Ride of the Valkyrs. This Image was applied to the back of KO Valkyrie. Image source: Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas 1909. archive.org/details/mythsofthenorsem00gueruoft
Image 2: Metrotitan. One of many source images found on a blog specializing in cheap ripoff Transformer figurines:  My KO Transformers & Etc

Edge of Space

Edge of Space was Van der Ende's first solo exhibition with Ron Mandos gallery in Amsterdam.