Thursday, October 16, 2008

Witches - Baba Yaga



TITLE:Baba Yaga
ARTIST:Judy Vars
MEDIUM: Oil
PRICE: 195.00
SIZE: 20" X 16"
Framed With Old Barnwood
Baba Yaga

She is a Slavic ogress who voyages across the skies with Death, her companion. Sometimes she travels in a flying cauldron, sometimes in a mortar, with a pestle as a rudder, steering through the clouds, In her wake boil tempests, hurricanes, tornadoes. She steals children, and if they are particularly unlucky, she eats them.

Her home is a hut perched atop a giant chicken claw that hops continually; causing her house to twirl in the air, the picker fence around this curious dwelling is crowned with the skulls of children.

Parents warn their unruly progeny that she will come to take them if they don’t behave. She is thus a kind of Slavic bogey-person, but is also rumored that she controls inspiration and creativity-not unlike the White Goddess.

Witches by Erica Jong

2 comments:

annie kelleher said...

i love it! i used to tell baba yaga stories to my kids when they were little...

P.A. GIbbons said...

OMG I love it! I have printed it out for me to look at since I love it so much. I think someday I will have to own one of your pieces! xxp

PS IF YOU DON'T TELL THAT STORY I AM GOING TO DO IT>>>>>>> DO YOU GIVE ME PERMISSION TO PARAPHRASE IT ON MY BLOG??????

xxp