25% off iPhone Cases, Samsung Cases & iPhone Wallets. Use ONTHECASE25 at checkout.

Tangled / Dreaming Dryad


Janet Chui

Joined February 2011

  • Product
  • Product
  • Available
  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 31

Sizing Information

Small 16.4" x 21.2"
Medium 23.4" x 30.3"
Large 33.2" x 42.9"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame


Cases & Skins

Wall Art


Artist's Description

This painting took a very long time to do, not just because of the detail but because I had to steal time to paint amidst the madcap life of looking after a toddler, working part-time, frequent doctor visits, being sick and constantly deprived of sleep. With these various commitments and challenges, Tangled was painted because that seemed to be my day-to-day life—immobile, always working for others, always caught by circumstances and having little choice in the time and activities of the day. At the same time, I know a lot of women who have and are sacrificing careers, ambitions and so much of their own time for familial duties. In my experience, this burden for daughters, mothers and grandmothers is not just an Asian cultural thing.

In the world of the painting, imagine a dryad (or tree spirit) who’s chosen to take slumber at the bottom of a tree. Outside the forest, the world of humans, towering skyscrapers and cars creeps ever closer and closer. It may be better just to stay asleep.

Technical stuff: watercolours on canvas paper, A3 size (roughly 12 by 15 inches).

Featured on the front page on 16 November 2011: Dreaming

Artwork Comments

  • Rachel Williams
  • Deborah Lazarus
  • MoonSpiral
  • michellerena
  • vivien styles
  • Lilaviolet
  • jonolaf
  • Deborah Lazarus
  • DeborahZaragoza
  • MoniqueGeurts
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.