The Harvest Sentinel patch
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A triad of witches rest amongst thirteen pumpkins in the barren branches of an Oak tree. The smell of dead leaves carries on the wind as an October full moon illuminates the night. The Harvest Sentinel is an ode to Autumn and the spirit of the season. Together, the three witches have the magical ability to walk between realms and commune with all manner of spirits and otherworldly creatures. For the veil between worlds is thinnest during Samhain and three is a number of the spiritual realm. Each enchantress holds a pumpkin as more adorn the branches of the strong Oak. Though turnips were used long ago in Samhain traditions, pumpkins have become a staple of our modern day holiday of Halloween and the Autumnal season. Their presence in the illustration is a tribute to the Fall harvest and the feelings of spooky excitement that accompany the October. The Oak tree symbolizes strength, protection, and stability. It engulfs the pumpkins and witches in it’s woodland embrace, alluding to the fact that Samhain remains the only Pagan festival in which Christianity was unable to incorporate into its holiday canon. Like the unwavering stability of the Oak tree, Samhain remained free and secular. Traditions were held and celebrated by the people throughout hundreds of years eventually contributing to our modern day Halloween, which is not Samhain’s equivalent but a set of contemporary customs that stemmed from various traditions including Samhain. In essence, the illustration invokes the exciting spirit of the Autumn season as the energy of Samhain and the fun of Halloween seamlessly merge in the sheltering branches of the Harvest Sentinel.
The Harvest Sentinel is an original illustration, hand drawn and screenprinted by Adrienne Rozzi as part of her 2016 "13 Sketches of Halloween" series. Printed with black ink on tan fabric.
Measures approximately 11" x 12"
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