Witches at the World Statues Festival in Arnhem (Netherlands)
Particularly this live display of witches... a little creepier than I envision myself to be, but profoundly creative and representational nonetheless...
These folks are channeling something from the past, that much is certain.
Funny old-fashioned description of a Witch (for the record, I don't have any warts or claws):
A witch is a person, often a woman, who practices witchcraft. A man that practices witchcraft is often called a warlock. The stereotypical witches are commonly portrayed as wicked old women who have wrinkled skin and pointy hats. They wear clothes that are black or purple. They also have warts on their noses and sometimes long claw-like fingernails. Witches have often been seen outside accepted cultures and faith. People often made them feel unwanted in their societies.
more pictures can be found here: World Statues Festival or here Main Site