This Ship is my Family
Art: “This ship is my family, Lu jian-zhang."
- For Rhi.
Created for Rhi, as part of the Kaleidoscope exchange run by Dark Agenda.
Rhi said: "I'd really just love to see more of this universe".
This is a blended digital artwork - an imaginitive collage which bears no real relationship to an actual steamship boiler-room (although the base image from Wikimedia Commons is indeed a period boiler-room on such a ship). However, I've certainly departed from the precise details in the story in this scene. I'm claiming artistic licence and I hope it's festive, even if the captain's not thrilled about his boiler-room being taken over. I've chosen to emphasise the "chosen family" aspect of the story, because that's a trope I especially like. And I just couldn't resist doing the boys as the three monkeys.