From Brienne Walsh’s article for Forbes:
As an artist and the mother to a toddler daughter, Frances Denny has long been interested in the archetypes women are told they should emulate. For example, that of the princess, the mother, the good girl and the Virgin, to name just a few examples. What drew Denny to witches was that they sort of stood alone, in a gray area, without any male counterpart to compare against. “Witches feel ripe, and interesting, and kind of countercultural,” Denny says. Denny also had a personal connection to witchcraft—one of her female ancestors was accused of being a witch in 1674 in Massachusetts, and one of her male ancestors presided as a judge in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.