Swamp Treehouse 15x20", gouache.
The bigger format allowed me the freedom to be more expressive with my brushstrokes. I am fascinated with reflections in water and thought it would be perfect to express the story I had in mind. The treehouse is partly inspired by Jules Verne's The Village in the Treetops/ The Aerial Village (depending on the French/English translation) and the Neverland Lost Boys' treehouse hideout. I also like the diverse vegetation that grows in the swamp biosphere.
I feel like there is always a tiny voice inside of us, despite all that is lost, it says, "there is still hope."