Melissa Smith is the artist behind Grichels.
The being that creates the feeling of being watched in the woods, when you know you are alone. The footsteps you hear behind you- that you assume are just echoes of your own. A swaying in the trees when there is no wind. Sometime the eyes in the forest aren't always the animals watching you. They could very well be a Grichel. Not really a folk of sort, more of a spirit or entity. A wrinkle in realtiy, observing the ways of ages. Watching as an old one would watch a small child. Not intervening to correct or advise, just watching and appreciating a child's success, and giving a sympathetic smile to themselves when eminent failure occurs. Just watching, remembering, recording, to someday share with someone who would listen.
Doug Hillman and Heather Spear assist Melissa in the studio.