Travis Louie, Beelzebug, acrylic on board, 18 x 14"
When he comes to town he often hides in people's gardens disguised as a cricket or a beetle. There is always an attempt to make a wager or promises of remarkable wishes in exchange for one's soul. Children are told to avoid bugs with mustaches or horns. They are also told to be mindful of evil smells and bees fighting each other with sticks or twine; as these are signs of he may be in the garden or field nearby.