Sycomorus is an imagined creation inspired by a gouache painting fragment, its borders sketched loosely to suggest a forest beyond its canvas. Within a bower of twisted branches, curling leaves and petals flutter gently against gnarled wood. A splendor of figs split open, vibrant and abundant, inviting the most Lilliputian creatures to wander and explore. Ripe fruits hang languorously in the summer heat as caterpillars creep towards a promise of sustenance. Their green sweetness flirts with the breeze, luring the insects of this marvelous woodland to linger a bit longer and rest in the shadows.