Isobel Gowdie art, shapeshifter, witch art, hare woman

'I Shall go into a Hare' mixed media drawing by Michelle Maiden 20196

Inspired by ancient folklore of witches shape-shifting into the form of hares…

‘I shall go into a hare,
With sorrow and sych and meickle care;
And I shall go in the Devil’s name,
Ay while I come home again.’
‘Hare, hare, God send thee care.
I am in a hare’s likeness now,
But I shall be in a woman’s likeness even now.’
___From Isobel Gowdies witchcraft confession 1662

42 x 60 cm, Mixed Media on Paper, 2016

Original Drawing: Not currently for sale