Poppy Lullaby

A young singer enchants sparkling amethyst crystals with her lovely lilting lullaby before sending them to children on distant worlds. Owl helpers awaken and gather to start their night's work delivering gems to very special recipients.

This piece was inspired by a number of starry long-shutter-speed photos I came across of poppy fields. I simply fell in love with the colors and had to do a character and setting that incorporated them. Going into this I was aiming to make a sister piece to my 'Sunflower Wish' image, so I knew I wanted a small human figure amongst giant flowers. Other bits of this singer's story came to me as I was noodling around with the particulars of the detail. And, yes, in rather an abstract way there is a nod to the Crystal Singer sci-fi books that I loved so much growing up.

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