Digital painting and collaged grass/cushion pad.
Garden ghosts, lucky and unhappy, weary of haunting.
I see them wandering the gardens of a lost estate, a derelict country manor which has housed no living soul for a hundred years or more. A garden that time forgot. They are free to do whatever they wish. I imagine that they were of a similar persuasion when living -- wealthy, bored, listless. And lonely. They think alike and can read each others minds.
Attached to this place for whatever reason, they are like prisoners here, unable to move on or away. I tried to suggest this by placing one of the birds beneath the dome. The girls are similarly encased within this timeless sphere.
I have been reading a lot of old art books again recently. These characters remind me somewhat of the children often depicted in 18th century portraiture. Their pose, style of dress, etc.
(I am also excited to have located a rare art series "The Shock of the New" with Robert Hughes on Ebay! Not related to the image, but worth a mention if you haven't seen it - would definitely recommend!)