More to explore:
This is one of the inspirational pieces I found personally intriguing. The mixture of the man-made and the natural creates a story that I'd like to explore further in my own project.
This would be easy to turn into a brush, and then use that to overlay the image onto the forest. Any light effect can be added with other photoshop brushes.
This one's face would be perfect if, say, fish were trapped in the light bulbs rather than wire. I would photoshop a more visible tail on.
Another string of beads for the light bulbs, perhaps.
Another light bulb, but this one from a slightly different angle with more reflection in it.
Beaded string could be used to hang the light bulbs from.
Could add roots to a great tree like this for past generations and fill in above ground with living generations. BEAUTIFUL SHOT! Tree by moonlight
Light in the paths