THE CHILD BALLADS

I’ve long been obsessed with the eerie, visceral, and unsettling tales found in ancient Scottish and English ballads. These paintings and drawings are inspired by this fixation. Ranging from darkly funny to moody and morbid, the works depict transmuted snakes, prophetic selkies, wax babies, and other elements meant to evoke an eldritch time and place—a lyrical and symbolic otherworld that has been perpetuated by word of mouth for centuries.