Johanna Öst

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Crossroad - original art

Ink and coloured pencil on watercolour paper. 21 × 30 cm. April 2018.

Made for #aprilfae on Instagram on the theme "The Veils are Thin".

Depicting a legend from Swedish folklore which says that if you want to learn to play violin from master fiddler Näcken, you should go to a crossroad and play a leg of mutton ("sheep violin" in Swedish). Like many magical creatures Näcken can't stand to see someone doing something so ridiculous without interfering, so he will soon appear to set you right.

See also: Crossroad - A4 print