We are so excited about this week's drop! We spend our days trying to find artists who are out of the box, unique, talented and independent. When we came across the artist who created this week's work of wearable art, Blair we were absolutely mind blown. Blair has a passion for mythology, runes and other historical art. She has a style that is uniquely hers and we have never seen artwork quite like it before! Let's explore the artist and inspiration behind the Wheel of the Year apparel range.
Blair is a self-taught digital artist originating from the Highlands of Scotland with Doric as her native dialect. Blair states that Growing up in a country that has such rich folklore, strange linguistics, vivid architecture and rich tales of the past, she could not help but appreciate the relationship between history and modern society and that is why most of her artwork is inspired by occultism, ancient societies, cultures and languages.
Blair further states that although our modern art is rarely carved into stone, she believes that we still have lessons to learn from our ancestors. She feels those vibrant lives, tales and journeys still have so much to teach us and it’s something she aims to portray with every art piece that she creates.
The Pagan seasonal cycle is frequently referred to as the Wheel of the Year. Pagans celebrate a cycle of eight festivals, which occur every six to seven weeks throughout the year and these festivals divide the wheel into eight segments. Four of these festivals have Celtic origins and are known by their Celtic names, Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. The other four are points within the solar calendar. These are the Spring and Autumn Equinox and Summer and Winter Solstice.
Neolithic sites such as Stonehenge are considered to be gigantic solar calendars which mark the solstices and equinoxes and show that these festivals have been considered significant for hundreds of thousands of years.
We hope you love this design as much as we do!
- Lunafide Team 💛