Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Holly Boy

The Holly Boy. There was 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. Acrylic on canvas board 8" x 10".
Original by Julie K. Schuler. At My Good Babushka.

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