The Lion of Summer
Leo, the astrological sign, arrives in the Northern Hemisphere at the end of July to reign through most of August. His appearance coïncides with the hottest season of the year. In Italy he is called Il Sole Leone (or Solleone), the Lion Sun. August often also sees the departure of my man to sea. I always enjoy the time to be unreservedly lazy, live on nothing but fruit, and make art… all over the house. Being the time of Solleone, many years I have created a Sun Lion to commemorate the season. This year, however, the man did not go to sea and Solleone has been particularly timid. So I was moved to summon him back to our little beach town. And here he is, Solleone 2016:
Just a couple of quick snaps to show his versatility with the light. But I’m very pleased with him. And the summoning has been effective; Il Solleone has returned to Lerici.