The composition was balanced out by how the tree splits into two sections and by the pinecones hanging from it. Yet at the same time the sides are different, with one with a person and the other tree branches. Rhythm or pattern came from the repetition of the pinecones and the sap that is dripping from them forming puddles on the forest floor. The use of changing the color in the piece causes the viewer to feel like they have been transported to a different world or plane of existence. Also the framing of the entrance way into the portal help the viewer feel not in this world.
“The Forest holds the promise of newness and discovery, but it is also strange and alien and other.” Kiel Chenier