Baba Yaga

fabric installation, 2x5 ft, 2018

The story of Baba Yaga comes from an old Slavic folklore. As tale tells, she is a grandmother who lives in a house with chicken feet and a rooster head for a roof. As passerby’s are lured into her hut to seek her all-knowing-knowledge and wisdom, they are presented with tasks. Depending on the completion of her tasks they are either granted help and can walk away in peace or they are cooked and eaten.

This installation is packed inside of a suitcase, symbolizing the way that folklores can move across many different cultures for centuries. Suitcases move around the places we bring them and are included during the entirety of our travel experience.

The illustrations packed inside of the suitcase are interpretations of Baba Yaga’s tale in large scale, and the Slavic rune symbols made from sticks further the culture where this story was originated.

Baba Yaga inspires the viewer to think about the traveling of different stories and how they change over time with our experiences.