A few months ago, Michael Bukowski asked me if I would be interested in participating in an art exhibition of pieces inspired by pagan and non-Abrahamic winter festivals and traditions. Hell yeah, I was interested.
"Moon Over Gävle"
(Yule goat, Sweden)
Ashes, ashes of a burnt church, chalk-lead and ink on cotton rag paper
For purchasing information, contact Michael Bukowski or Grindcore House in Philadelphia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scandinavian celebrations involving the Yule goat may predate Christian traditions. One theory about the Yule goat's origin is a reference to Thor's chariot that was drawn by two goats across the sky. In more recent years, some towns will build a large Yule goat, which is often illegally set on fire. "Moon Over Gävle" exhibits my favorite combination of pagan origin and modern tradition.