The characters here are loosely inspired by the ones in Moonlight and Tangerine. A short impression of the story I had in mind:
"Humans are turning into trees. For some, the transformation happens over years; for others, a few weeks. Would I be ok with drifting into unconsciousness, resigning to this fate? Or am I wanting more?"
The theme of escaping to/becoming nature is prevalent in many stories. In a Greek myth, the nymph Daphne is unwillingly pursued by the god Apollo. After her desperate plea, her father transforms her into a tree.
I imagine the mixed feelings she had: relieved to be free from Apollo, but angry/sad to be stripped from who she was. I struggled with similar feelings before I came out. If I too became a plant, I would not have to deal with my emotions, but I would also lament losing them.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.