Dryads are nymphs; tree spirits. They are known for their supernaturally long lives, and their attachment to their tree home. The bond runs so deep: if a tree dies, so does its dryad. In Ancient Greece, the Gods punished mortals who harmed trees – without first making a peace offering to the dryad herself. There seems to a valuable lesson for modern man…
Dryads are nature personified. They are strong, their deep roots grounding them to the Earth. They can be flexible, tossed about by winds of change. Dryads are fruitful, nurturing, sheltering. Dryads remind us to keep in touch with the Earth, and our roots. Reach to the stars. Stretch yourself to your full potential.
My tiles are original designs, often with a mythological or art historical reference. I sculpt and carve the original in clay and make a plaster press mold. Having a mold allows me to streamline the process and reproduce my design in multiples. Each one is hand painted with a variety of glazes and underglazes; each one is unique. They are ready to hang, bringing a little myth and symbolism to your everyday.
Prices range from $30-50. Please contact me for availability, or custom orders.