19 December 2014

Radical Faeries (1979)

CONSORT (Radical Faeries)
White line woodcut and toner transfer
Image size: 12" x 18" (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
Paper size: 14.5" x 20.5" (37 x 52.4 cm)
Paper: Mawata
Edition: 3 

The Radical Faeries movement was founded in 1979 in California by Harry Hay, founder of the Mattachine Society, and two others. Radical Faeries was not so much a political group as a spiritual one, celebrating and exploring gayness itself as a source of wisdom and initiation. Sex-positive and often rurally based, Faerie circles incorporate elements of paganism, anarchism, environmentalism, shamanism, and indigenous spiritualities in their gatherings, which are called sanctuaries. Today, Radical Faeries embody a wide range of genders, sexual orientations, and identities, with many gatherings open to all, while some still focus on the particular spiritual experience of man-loving men.

At least for the time being, that's the full set of prints for the "Counterspells" chapter.


Victoria said...

Breathtaking! As always, visually powerful and deeply thoughtful. Thanks, and happy holidays.

Annie B said...

Thanks, Victoria. Very happy holidays to you and yours, too!

Melody Knight Leary said...

Another fabulous series Annie. You should be really pleased with the creative year you've had! Best wishes for a great Christmas and an equally creative 2015! Melody

Annie B said...

Thank you, Melody. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you!