Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Folk

The jolliest of all the major folk figure creations undoubtedly are snowmen.  They belong exclusively to children and to those who celebrate the vagaries of Old Man Winter.  They are the sand castles of an inclement season, and they are as fleeting as childhood itself.  

From Ephemeral Folk Figures, by Avon Neal and Ann Parker




5 comments:

Willow Cove said...

The third pic guy looks like the Burl Ives snowman.

Rot said...

And like he's about to break some skulls.

Joel said...

Darn, I keep meaning to get this book.

Another one that looks very cool - "Wilder Mann" by Charles Freger. Photography of different cultures' harvest deity costumes.

Jay's Shadow said...

The one looking in the window does look like he wants to kick some butt.

girl6 said...

jolliest??..scary as shizzzz maybe.
which = <3333333

that 2nd one has a Michael Myers thing going on, check it out man..the blank stare...brrrrr

& the 3rd one is straight up evil, Jimmy Durante..
"Good night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!"..

rink a dink a doo... : D