Teenagers are so widely misunderstood. Placing struggling adolescents in a beautiful, scenic harm-free environment where they can be themselves is therapeutic. I'm not sure why, but I like the idea that there is refuge for kids who have a hard time getting by.
Some of it is political, but mostly it is emotional like adolescents themselves.The path concept feels open and positive, and I like how ambiguous the characters are. While the characters represent something personal and direct to me, I think it can be interpreted openly.
Anyway, so that is what this work is about. I have a lot more work to do with this, but it is something I'll continue with as soon as I finish this watercolor and my collage. (not yet started.)