Cactus Gallery LA
"PUHURI (Spirit of North Wind)" by artist Ulla Anobile
Paper mache, acrylics, 5” x 12"
Via Ulla Anobile: Puhuri was a personification of a special kind of brisk, chilly north wind and is still used when speaking of cold winter winds. In Finnish myths, Puhuri is the progenitor of Pakkanen, the personification of cold winter weather, much like Jack the Frost. There are special poems addressing Puhuri and Pakkanen, and petitioning them to be gentle and not cause chills or frostbite.