I just said to my mother that this is definitely something I would want hanging in the house. It's so full of mystery but in a way where all the answers are here, too. I am more and more curious to take on Abarat! If the two were created in the same time, all the more!
I really like the simplicity of the picture. You can read a thousand stories and meanings in it, or you could just look at it and enjoy the concept without thinking at all. I also like the rough and sketchy style of it. That's like leaving room for your imagination, where your thoughts can move freely instead of beeing cought up in sharp edges and clear lines.
The picture makes me want to read the story. If it's half as symbolic as this image, it's a wonderful read!
I love the impressions I get from this image. The impression of growth both ways, towards the light and towards darkness. What is visible is accompanied by what is invisible, yet just as important, and everything has a hidden facet. The feeling of mirroring is very strong, but I love the fact there's no straight line that would mark the mirror.