Cities of You

Landmark #3: Seloung (Sou L)

16 x 20", Gouache and Colored Pencil on Paper

The Seloung Forest is named after its very prominent inhabitant, the Seloung Tree. Standing at nearly 400 feet, the Seloung Tree is the largest tree in the world. When it rains, the tree pulls water into its trunk, which slowly expands and contracts. The Seloung Tree has a special flower that only blossoms the night after a storm. The petals of these flowers glow so bright, it turns night into day. Shortly after, the trunk of the Seloung Tree contracts and its branches grow longer, sheltering the rest of the forest with its glowing arms.