Friday, July 25, 2014

The Holly Boy

More work in progress on the Holly Boy.
There used to be an old custom in some parts of England of the ‘Holly-Boy’, wherein the boys in the village built an effigy of holly known as the ‘Holly-Boy’. It was stolen by the young girls in the village and then burned.
Here is my fantastical and macabre interpretation of the folk tradition.
There will be a companion piece called the Ivy Girl, an effigy built of ivy stolen from the girls by the boys, and also burned.

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