The photos are meant to represent the artwork as close as possible. The unique characteristics have not been edited out. This is a real life artifact of beauty. You can see all of the asymmetries and tiny splatters as well as the extreme precision of the artist's hand. Historically, artwork produced with these materials have lasted 500+ years.
Heather, a human girl, is standing in a pool of water with her hair tied up. A friendly, fuzzy, snake-like fellow is holding onto her shoes to keep them dry. I wanted to convey a warm, yet overwhelming flood of peace and wonder.