Deck the Halls 2023 in Gallerynorth!
"Deck the Halls" is a popular Christmas carol with Welsh origins. The phrase "deck the halls" itself comes from the opening line of the song:
"Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la."
In this context, "deck" means to adorn or decorate, and "boughs of holly" refers to branches of the holly plant. The song encourages the festive decoration of homes and spaces during the Christmas season. The lyrics celebrate the joy and merriment of the holiday, urging people to embellish their surroundings with traditional festive elements like holly, evergreen branches, and other decorations.
So, when someone says "deck the halls," they are typically referring to the act of decorating or adorning a place in a festive and celebratory manner, especially during the Christmas season. It has become a symbol of spreading holiday cheer and creating a festive atmosphere.
Examples of The Deck The Halls 2023 group exhibition.
It is not common to exchange paintings as Christmas gifts at the end of the year. However, rather than a common gift that is thrown away as a one-time use, a painting is a good item that can keep memories together for a long time.
While paintings may not be the most common Christmas gifts, their enduring nature and potential for personalization make them a thoughtful and memorable choice for those who appreciate art and want to give a gift with lasting significance.
"Make New Friends" is a drawing I drew after accidentally discovering an interesting topic while searching the Internet one day. This is a humorous satire on the situation where people can't be friends. However, they cannot be friends here, but if only cats and fish remained in the world like this picture, they could become friends. Loneliness makes friends even when they cannot be soulmate.
It suggests that sometimes, in the face of challenges or difficulties in human relationships, unexpected connections and friendships can still emerge.
Art has a powerful way of conveying emotions, perspectives, and commentary on the human experience.
Myungja Anna Koh