For the book cover of L'Élue, the 2008 French edition of Gathering Blue by American children's author Lois Lowry. "The central character is the young orphan girl Kira whose talent for embroidery saves her from sure death. As a symbol of the mystery of the blue, we represented her with a dress the color of the sky. She is repairing pictures on a robe that holds the history of her village, the colored embroidery thread wraps her body. On the bottom there is a garden full of plants and flowers with which she creates colors for the threads. The vegetation also suggests the forest as a symbol of the archaic and violent world where Kira lives." Acrylic, digital.