April 30th, 2015. Cobalt Studio. 1950 W. 21st st. Chicago, IL 60608
An exhibition of prints and drawings from miniature works to large-scale installation pieces featuring works by Liz Born, Vanessa Dellamorte, and myself. This was a one-night-only event celebrating the German holiday Walpurgisnacht.
Walpurgisnacht is described in German folklore as a night marked by the convergence of witches in the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz mountain range in Germany. Historically, Walpurgisnacht was observed by lighting large bonfires and burning rag and straw witch effigies in order to ward off the overhead passing of witches on their way to the sabbath. Modern observances of Walpurgisnacht are held throughout Europe and Scandinavia with large public gatherings of bonfires and dancing. Because it falls on the eve of May Day, the celebration of Walpurgisnacht is often associated with the coming of Spring.
Drawings from the exhibition can be viewed here: From the Evil of Those Who Blow on Knots
Prints from the exhibition can be viewed under the Prints section of my portfolio