An assemblage based on the tradition of the May Queen
. I was fascinated by the idea (truthful or fictional) that the May Queen was a human sacrifice to secure a good harvest. This piece is intended to be a funeral shrine for a dead May Queen, building on the tradition of Victorian mourning art and its use of symbolism and sentimentality. Each object has significance...but I'm writing a friggin' essay on this piece, so if you really want to know the whole story you can note me or something.
Victorian "May Queen" card, wooden box, stained paper, lace, antique ribbon, antique square nails, bird skull, mushroom, lavender, human hair.