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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s