Beldam

Folktales lurk in those same dark, deep childhood memories. They haunt and enchant us as adults. They still scare us in the most familiar ways. This is a series exploring one of the darkest elements of global folktales: the hag. These little old women who live in the woods appear in stories from all over the world, from the child-eating Baba Yaga in Russia, to the old woman in the underworld who helps Marwe in stories from Kenya. These women are wise and wicked, helpful and dangerous. They are often a hero's last hope, but are never to be trifled with. These enchanting female characters remind me of the strongest parts of myself, bold and strange and worth embracing.

Yaga's Dream
Yaga's Dream

ink, coffee, watercolor, and charcoal on paper 2017 SOLD

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The Batibat
The Batibat

ink, watercolor, and coffee on paper 2017 SOLD

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Ohaguro Bettari
Ohaguro Bettari

ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper 2017 SOLD

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Guide to the Underworld
Guide to the Underworld

ink, watercolor, and coffee on paper 2017 SOLD

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Baba Yaga and the Basilisk
Baba Yaga and the Basilisk

Ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper in domed glass frame 10 x 7in 2016 SOLD

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Oni-Baba
Oni-Baba

Ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper in domed glass frame 6.5 x 6 in. 2016 SOLD

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Black Annis
Black Annis

Ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper 2016 SOLD

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Elbow Witches
Elbow Witches

ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper in hand-painted frame 2016 SOLD

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Jinny Greenteeth
Jinny Greenteeth

Ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper 2016 SOLD

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Will-o-the-Wisp
Will-o-the-Wisp

Ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper 2016 SOLD

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