Scary Santa (with glow-in-the-dark eyes)
The traditional portrayal of Santa Claus or Father Christmas as a kind, jolly and wholly benevolent figure is not the only festive figure to exist in folklore. Some cultures have 'Anti-Santas' such as Krampus and Hans Trapp, whilst even the more typical depiction of St Nicholas has been lambasted as a corporate stooge, having been appropriated in 1931 to sell fizzy drinks in the wintertime.
My version is not necessarily evil, but is certainly other-worldly. Perhaps even alien. After all NASA use 'Santa Claus' as a code name for UFOs. And surely only an extra terrestrial could traverse space and time the way Santa does to deliver all those presents?
The eyes on this work are painted with special glow-in-the-dark acrylic. When 'charged' by exposure to bright light for a few seconds the eyes will illuminate and glow. So you'll be reminded that Santa is watching you to make sure you're being good even when the lights are off. You better watch out...
- Original painting, signed by the artist. Acrylic on canvas. Unframed. 24" x 18"
- Limited Edition (200) giclée fine art A3 print. Signed in pencil, framed and mounted.
- Mug, with coloured handle.