Christmas Fishboats

$2,450.00

24″x36″

on canvas.

Original for edition of prints and cards.

1 in stock

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Christmas Fishboats

24″x36″

on canvas.

Original for edition of prints and cards.

The Inspiration

It was the Romans that first determined their Empire needed a feast or holiday at the Winter Solstice. The Druids followed, with their tradition of illuminating autumn gourds with lights to cut through the bleak darkness.

The Christians wisely superimposed Christ’s birth on this winter celebration.

Days are short on the West Coast in December—the wind, wet, and damp penetrates the soul.

The First Nations traditionally re treated into their Longhouses during these months, and fell into an orgy of creativity. Everything from totem poles to boxes, rattles to cooking utensils—even the massive house posts were intricately carved with amazing supernatural creatures during these long winter days inside the Bighouses.

West coast harbours at Christmas can also be gloomy and bitterly cold. South-east winds are known to blow for days, and with them come the inevitable driving rain.

So Fisherman and yachtsmen have started a tradition of lighting up the harbour with the colors of Christmas to fight off the darkness  Many a seaman re-discovers the joy of the season by lighting up their boat’s rigging for the holidays, enchanting adults and children alike during these gloomy December weeks.

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