Baba Yaga

Watch out! Here comes a hut on giant chicken legs! It can only be….

Baba Yaga!

Baba Yaga linocut

For those who aren’t familiar with her, Baba Yaga is a figure from Russian folklore, an old woman who often flies about in a mortar and pestle (another great visual there), and who is known to occasionally eat children. She lives in the forest, in a hut perched atop chicken legs. (The Wikipedia link has a fascinating section about the possible origins of the hut on chicken legs.)

Mussorgsky included a piece about Baba Yaga in Pictures at an Exhibition. Just for fun, here is a Russian animation to that music.

Santa Cruz Open Studios!
This coming weekend, and the weekend after, my studio will be open for visitors to stop by and see my work. Come on down!
Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10
Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17
10am – 5pm each day
816 Hanover St., Santa Cruz

I hope to see you there!

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