From what I interpreted following some interviews with Shimoda, the series focuses on visualizing how a child feels following the loss of or abandonment from their parents, and how their fantasy world completely shatters in the wake of such a trauma. Reoccurring visual themes mark these scars, including horns, darkened, dull eyes representing a sparkly eyed child losing their youth and other visual clues. You're left wondering whether this is based off of Shimoda's own personal experience with similar events, and it's incredibly unsettling to think how it must feel just based off these illustrations. Her works are currently being exhibited internationally at various galleries. More of her surreal work after the break.