Kiersten Essenpreis Makes Art That Spooks Without Terrifying

 - Nov 1, 2009   Updated: Aug 4 2011
References: youfail & mocoloco
Depending on what you did last night, the lead image of a girl with a haunted house weighing down on her head may be a perfect metaphor for your current state. Aside from aiding in post-Halloween metaphors, Kiersten Essenpreis uniquely illustrates the childhood wonder of the holiday without the usual horror, blood, and guts.

Check out the Kiersten Essenpreis gallery for illustrations of childish Medusas and kids taking a swim through candy corn.

Implications - Halloween for kids is a time for spirit and fun and the memories of free candy, costume contests and classroom parties are forever engrained in the minds of adults and children alike. Essenpreis captures the spirt of this unique holiday in a way that is visually enticing and incites nostalgia in its viewers.