Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

I did this several years back as a black and white. This is a hand colored print. "May Day", 8 1/2 x 11 Acrylic on printed card stock. The real May pole was a phallus and the celebration was a fertility thing. Prints available.

5 comments:

  1. It is based on actual standing stones carved to look like giant phalluses. They used to be all over most of Europe!

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  2. Your are correct in that but also may day is only celebrated as a fertility only in Englo-pagan socities. every where else it is a protest/labor holiday if celebrated at all. Also in French it is a Lily giving holiday where bunches of Lily are giving as good luck charms...(being a ego-know-it-all again)in Hawaii it's Lei day.

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  3. The oldeest celebrations are the fertility ones. The labor/worker day thing is much more modern! All others are later additions as well! lol

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