From Alpine folklore, the legend of Krampus tells of a horned figure impelled to scare naughty children who misbehave. In this drawing, Krampus is depicted as a Nature Spirit, comprised of Winter-bare branches and of holly sprigs from the deep forest, fortified by the spirited firelight within which animates its being.

Gruß vom Krampus, 9″ x 12″, graphite & colored pencil, 2019

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