The Flames of Beltane
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The fire festival of Beltane is a celebration of earth’s fertility and a time of regeneration, abundance, and purification. The Celtic cultures who shaped Beltane traditions were highly agricultural, so alignment with nature and earth's cycles was a main focus in nearly all of their celebrations. These original celebrators of Beltane knew it was time for the festival when the Hawthorn trees bloomed and the constellation of Taurus became visible in the night sky. Bees are a symbol of this celebration because of their role as pollinators, aiding in the fertility of the land, as well as their role in making life-sustaining honey. One big tradition of the fire festival was to create two bonfires and walk livestock between them in an act of purifying, protecting, and blessing the animals with fertility in preparation for a bountiful growing season.
In The Flames of Beltane, two bonfires burn below The May Queen and The Green Man, the smoke rising to give life to both figures. Betwixt the bonfires are some of the animals celebrated around this time for their fertility and life-giving symbolism— The bee, the bull, the hare, and the goat. All are blessed with purification, fertility, and protection by the glow of the fire flames.
The Flames of Beltane is original artwork, hand drawn and screenprinted by Adrienne Rozzi.
Printed with black ink on kraft-toned Stonehenge archival paper that has a raw deckle along the bottom edge.. Please refer to last photo for most accurate portrayal of paper color.
Measures approximately 13.5" x 18.5" (inches)
Signed by the artist.
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