These characters are stepping out of the unexplored trails of our boreal forest to defend their territory against over-consumption of resources. They are natural superheroes. They have all the strength of the primary elements: their lower body is reminiscent of rock, their upper body of bark and branches, and their unfolding wings are inspired by the world of insects with their triangular-shaped structure – which also reminds us of the maple leaf.

Photos: © Joël Ducharme