Dryad

This is "Dryad", a collograph print depicting my vision of a wood spirit or nymph.  

In Greek drys signifies "oak". Thus, dryads are the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. 

 Traditionally dryads are female and in myth are often pursued by another woodland creature, the Satyr.  But I thought why should they have all the fun, or unwanted attention, so my dryad is male and experiencing a seasonal change. 

"Dryad" is currently showing at Roby King Gallery on Bainbridge Island Washington, November 3-27, 2017.

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