Baba-Yaga – The Hut On Hen’s Legs is based on Hartmann’s design for an ornate clock inspired by the folktale about Baba Yaga – the witch who lives in a house on chicken legs
Stephanie Stigliano, A Little Hut on Hen's Legs, Watercolor Collage, 8 x 10
The Little Hut on Hen's Legs is full of layered sound, repeated and remembered parts from the beginning of Promenade. I took a slice out of the middle of it to make a contrasting piece. Louder notes come forward and softer, falling or fading notes recede spatially. The layering of different strips of paper became a way to illustrate this visually. Each note has depth and a resonance all its own. I made a visual correlation between the notes and the colors; the shapes and the length of the notes. I chose strong primaries, muted yet bold. I wanted a feeling of substance, a weathered classic, not showy or flashy. The yellow ochre is the brightness in the dark (silence).
Joe Burgio, Baba Yaga, Pencil, 3 x 5
Barest minimum of line and shape to establish scene and suggest a hut on chicken legs-- in motion! In fact, my three images here were drawn as schematics for dancers to transform into movement.