Horn Dance At Hunters Moon

Oil on canvas, 2018

25cm W x 30cm H


The Hunters Moon of October was named by ancient tribal people that took advantage of this extra bright full moon to hunt at night and gather the extra meat provisions needed to get through the tough months of winter. As you can see I have included the Abbots Bromley horn dancers in the painting. One of the speculative theories on the mystery of the origins of the Horn dancers was that the Horns themselves were once used in the Needwood forest as part of a hunting ritual, where hunters mimicked the movements of deer to confuse them and to ensure a successful hunt.

Ben Edge | Horn Dance At Hunters Moon


Ben Edge

Horn Dance At Hunters Moon