Witch’s Hat, 2019
Witch’s Hat, 2019

“The story of witchcraft is primarily the story of women … Especially in its Western incarnation, witchcraft confronts us with ideas about women, with fears about women, with the place of women in society, and with women themselves. It confronts us too with systematic violence against women.”

- Carol F. Karlsen, American Historian

Speculation on the origin of the black pointy Witch’s hat runs the gamut from association with the Devil’s horns and alignment of demonic forces to the conical cap worn by the Greek goddesses Diana and Hectate.

Staci, Witch, Brooklyn, NY 2019
Staci, Witch, Brooklyn, NY 2019
Witch Bottle, 2019
Witch Bottle, 2019

Containing urine, nail clippings, hair, pins, nails, barbed wire, broken shards of mirror and sprigs of rosemary, Artist’s own

“Pins, needles, rosemary, wine;
In this witch’s bottle of mine.
Guard against harm and enmity;
This is my will, so mote it be!”

Elizabeth, Witch, NY 2019
Elizabeth, Witch, NY 2019
Martha Corey, 2019
Martha Corey, 2019

A yellow bird was said to have suckled betwixt accused witch Martha Corey’s fingers as a symbol of her collusion with the devil.

Festival of Witches, Sleepy Hollow, 2019
Festival of Witches, Sleepy Hollow, 2019
Coven, Vale of Cashmere, Brooklyn 2019
Coven, Vale of Cashmere, Brooklyn 2019
Halloween Night, Salem, MA 2019
Halloween Night, Salem, MA 2019
Witch’s Hat, 2019
Staci, Witch, Brooklyn, NY 2019
Witch Bottle, 2019
Elizabeth, Witch, NY 2019
Martha Corey, 2019
Festival of Witches, Sleepy Hollow, 2019
Coven, Vale of Cashmere, Brooklyn 2019
Halloween Night, Salem, MA 2019
Witch’s Hat, 2019

“The story of witchcraft is primarily the story of women … Especially in its Western incarnation, witchcraft confronts us with ideas about women, with fears about women, with the place of women in society, and with women themselves. It confronts us too with systematic violence against women.”

- Carol F. Karlsen, American Historian

Speculation on the origin of the black pointy Witch’s hat runs the gamut from association with the Devil’s horns and alignment of demonic forces to the conical cap worn by the Greek goddesses Diana and Hectate.

Staci, Witch, Brooklyn, NY 2019
Witch Bottle, 2019

Containing urine, nail clippings, hair, pins, nails, barbed wire, broken shards of mirror and sprigs of rosemary, Artist’s own

“Pins, needles, rosemary, wine;
In this witch’s bottle of mine.
Guard against harm and enmity;
This is my will, so mote it be!”

Elizabeth, Witch, NY 2019
Martha Corey, 2019

A yellow bird was said to have suckled betwixt accused witch Martha Corey’s fingers as a symbol of her collusion with the devil.

Festival of Witches, Sleepy Hollow, 2019
Coven, Vale of Cashmere, Brooklyn 2019
Halloween Night, Salem, MA 2019
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