Baba Yaga is the story of the witch who lives in the forest and eats children if they don’t do as they’re told. She lives in a hut with chicken legs. In the picture you can see these chicken legs. I have a personal relationship with this fairy-tale figure, but at the end of the day, I think everyone sees a Baba Yaga in their lives to some extent. For example, one can argue how “capitalism” is our Baba Yaga. We are metaphorically eaten if we do not fall under society’s desire for us as “well-functioning people”.
Currently, I’m generally very interested in Russian and Slavic folklore these days. Their conservative view of women and mythological figures is exciting to see in the context that they have been written for children.
In addition to that, I am also dealing with an immersion in the Soviet Union, the traditions and my Russian upbringing and the related conflict in my Danish/Russian identity.
Bredde: 120 cm
Højde: 100 cm
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