Shower scene

Oil on canvas, 2017
25x35 cm

Did you know that in some badger communities showering together by the rain is a premier social activity, much like sauna in Baltic and Scandinavian countries? Me neither, until rain started pouring heavily while I was visiting some badger friends. It's mostly a spring/summer thing but they say that doing it in the cold months is great too and forms especially strong bonds among the peers. Feet are washed briefly before reentering home for obvious reasons. They also say that outdoor shower facilities (which most badger country homes have) can do for the social part, but it's not quite the same thing as the traditional rain showers, even though you have to wait for the right weather for these.