Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Original Glass Dryad

Stelliferous artist Audrey Bagley created this version of the Glass Dryad first. While she ultimately decided to redesign the tree witch, I still love the rowan berry jewels and mystical oriental charm of this piece.

The Glass Dryad has very noticeable black splinter teeth in this image. Historically, black teeth were viewed as a hallmark of beauty in Japanese culture. "Ohaguro," the Japanese custom for "dyeing one's teeth black," was popular for hundreds of years up until the Meiji era.

I think the eerie magic of the Tree Witch is evident in both images!

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