As Easter week draws to a close I thought I’d write a little bit about my most recent painting “Easter Rising.”

The Easter Lily is a calla lily, adopted by Irish republicans symbolically to commemorate the revolutionary combatants who died as a part of the 1916 Easter Rising.  It is traditionally worn at Easter time.  It is also used by various factions of Irish republicanism to commemorate the deaths of their soldiers and activists. (Read More at the Moody View.)