The paper mache tree growing in the room took me many months to build and was home to a lot of creepy crawly things during the process. The turtles in this picture were found in the wild and stayed with me while I was building the set. Once the image was captured, they were returned to where they were found. The text in the wallpaper is some of the oldest written text found in the world. The model is the talented writer, Khadijah Queen: http://www.pw.org/content/khadijah_queen
Pages from one of her books hangs inside the tree and around the scene.