My intention was to create a kind of dependent balance between fake and real, and research the strange sensation of confusion that derives.
I wanted to depict in subtle differences between the left hand side, where natural imperfect and mortal roses grow, where there is a balance of good and bad, hierarchy, but also playfulness and mischief, and the right hand side, where the roses are too perfect to be real, where her only friends are plastic toys and artificial communication. I wanted to create a confusion, is the girl a doll, mortal or immortal, does the city exist or is only a distant memory, etc.
I've used many references for the pose, for the hands, feet,
roses, cat, city ,sign and other details, most of which are loosely based.
Photo reference here
BTW, the city in the background is referenced from Singapore, but there is no particular meaning to this choice other then the fact that I liked it's clean city scape lines.