My Cart


Colour the System


'Colour the System'

Original Artwork by Elicia Ward

The checkered grey represents all the old worn out systems in society that are based on fear. Our schools are where we first unlearn all the magic & wonder within ourselves & the world.

As we grow older we become trained to repress the spontaneity in our hearts, & only follow the paths that are deemed ‘safe’ by the majority. We become harder & harder in nature due to the lack of emotional understanding & compassion ‘allowed’. We are then ‘fixed’ in the way we behave designed to be consistent & follow the rules. 

But, things are changing. We are beginning to remember that our uniqueness is not something that needs to be kept hidden behind routine & consistency. 

This painting represents the grey old ways still slightly tainting our thinking, (see the top of the girls head is grey), our hands are still controlled by the things they say we must do, but the girl glows with all her colour & it pours all down the canvas in the background. She glows with vibrancy awaiting the perfect moment to paint her surroundings with the absolute truth of all she is. 

We can change the system back to colour, we just need to be ourselves completely. 

About The Artist

Originally from Adelaide, I have lived in Daylesford, Victoria since 2009. I am the owner & creator of The Empress & Wolf and have designed a few different products to promote the message that was given to me in a dream - “To Inspire & Empower.” It is my deepest passion to lead by example and free the world of silly pigeonhole thinking, everyone deserves the opportunity to fully express their being without being pressured to alter or hold back.