Daily Archives: 24/12/2010

Unseen symbols or Tate & trees

When it comes to family reunions and a lovely excuse for eating delicious foods, I’m all for Christmas.

And I do love the fact that most people use pagan symbols and rituals to celebrate a supposedly Christian holiday (the Catholic church was most clever in reusing those symbols for their purpose).

One of the most interesting ones, which originally stood for fertility and life through cold winters, is the Christmas tree.

So, to celebrate the holiday, here’s a selection of my five favorite Christmas trees as conceived yearly by contemporary artists for Tate Britain:

Happy holidays!

And don’t forget to question and query about the symbols you choose.