Tuesday, June 10

The Forgotten Tales


I absolutely love folk tales. This Slavic folk tale is about a old witch who lives in the forest, who survives by eating small children. She lives in a hut that rests on dancing chicken legs surrounded by a picket fence of bones and skulls.

My dad freaked out when he saw this piece. I pointed out that folk tales are filled with stories of old ladies that eat children. Hansel and Gretel for instance. It didn't make it any less creepy for him... but I suppose that's the point.

11 comments:

Emily said...

so creepy it's gorgeous!

Sharae said...

Meridth I love this picture!!! Only you can make the morbid look good!!!

Autumn said...

I LOVE the way this turned out! I've been excited about this idea for a really long time, you did a great job!

Josiane said...

Boy, what a lovely dad you have!

lucky said...

I love your style!
The details are wonderful...
and it's delightfully creepy!
I also really like your baby squid.

Denise

Heather said...

This is a very fresh look for Baba Yaga--I like it. (My first cat was named Baba after Baba Yaga--probably because my parents met in Russian class.)

Dauphine Poole said...

I love this piece. It�s easy to imagine her lulling the children into an imitation of security, and then----Snap! The trap closes and they are done for. Brilliant, simply brilliant!

-Dauphine Poole

nicole falk said...

i absolutely adore your art.

Bee said...

Great work, wonderful illustration and I love this tale, read it a lot when I was younger. You are right, all the classic fairy tales are deeply sinister!

Carolyn said...

OMG as a child stories of Baba Yaga scared the living crap out of me (I am Polish).
My version of baba yaga looked more like the witch in snow white.....{{{{shudder!}}}
love your illo!

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