Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gwendolyn Lives in a World Where Moths are the Size of Planes

  Here is a new mixed media illustration I finished recently. The tops of the trees are made out of real pressed leaves, cut into circles. All Fall, I collected fallen leaves and put them between book pages so I could use them for art projects.

  Gwendolyn lives in a world where it is perpetually fall. The leaves are always orange and red and yellow. There is always a cinnamon scented breeze swirling the air. In this Autumn world are giant moths, the size of airplanes. They soar in the air and the flap of their wings makes the trees rustle. No one in her world knows where the giant moths come from. One minute, the sky will be full of only gray clouds. But suddenly a giant moth will appear. Gwendolyn tried to follow the moths once. She wanted to see where they lived when they weren't soaring.  But after following them entire day, deep into the woods, they seemed to vanish. Gwendolyn walked home caked with mud and with leaves in her hair. She felt defeated, but also slightly relieved. She didn't know if she really wanted the mystery of the moths to be revealed. Sometimes wondering is just as fun.


Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow I really like this - very intresting and unique.

Amber said...

Thanks so much!