Jack o’ th’ Green

from the exhibition: Life under Water - A Hastings Celebration

This leafy figure is well known in Hastings, where the annual ‘Jack in the Green’ festival is held on May Day. Quentin chose him as one of the typical inhabitants of Hastings to occupy a parallel underwater world in his 2015 exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery. There were 24 different subjects in total in the exhibition, ranging from day-trippers to sunbathers, Morris Dancers to wine tasters.