Hoss With Sticks Collage
Hoss With Sticks Collage is a unique, framed artwork created by Jo Waterhouse depicting a folk character in whimsical costume, inspired by the stories and rituals of English folk culture. The Hobby Hoss tradition is an ancient custom that takes place every May Day in the Cornish town of Padstow. Two horses are paraded through town, accompanied by dancers and musicians, to welcome in the Summer season. People communing with nature is a prevalent theme in Jo’s work, and reaches beyond British traditions, overlapping many customs from around the world and celebrating a common idea of transformation, kinship and ritual. This particular collage illustrates a ‘hoss’ with sticks and easy-on shoes.
Material: Handmade tissue paper, monprinted card, 1950s self adhesive labels
Dimensions: Height: 56.3cm, Length: 39.5cm, Width: 3.2cm
Care Instructions: Wipe glass with damp cloth, display out of direct sunlight