Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Ivy Girl

It's slow going, putting all this ivy in.
There was an old custom in some parts of England of the ‘Ivy-Girl’, wherein the girls in the village built an effigy of ivy known as the ‘Ivy-Girl’. It was stolen by the young boys in the village and then burned.
Here is my fantastical and macabre interpretation of the folk tradition. Acrylic on canvas board 8" x 10".

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