My mind is on Lammas Night.
Lammas Night is an ancient pagan festival celebrating the fruits of the Harvest.
It traditionally takes place on August 1st.
Paul Cézanne: Still life with Skull
Growing up, Lammas Night was a yearly tradition upheld by my father, Gene Baer.
This creepy night involved a candle lit tour though a WW2 Marine Hospital basement.
It was truly scary and immensely popular with us kids!
We brought it back here in Bisbee a few years ago at El-Change-O! with the Mission Creeps....
It was quite a spectacular event, complete with the beheading of King William the Red,
as well as a woman covered in fruit carried into the room on a plate.
Due to popular demand here in Bisbee, Lammas Night will be celebrated again this summer.
Starring The Mission Creeps and G String Theory, Lammas Night will celebrated at Hot Licks... exact date T.B.A.
I will be painting lots of fruit in anticipation of this event, which I hope to show on this night.
I need a human skull though, does anyone have a loaner?