Whether in children’s books, magazine publications, or in her work in general, Teagan White has a special sense of poetry. Representing fauna and flora, her works offer a delicate and soft rendering. She uses various media such as gouache, watercolor, and colored pencils to create them. Through the lines she draws, she captures the beauty of the natural world and the way everything is connected. Thus, in Things As They Are and As They Could Be, the artist has created “Meditations on Peril and Possibility; What Has Been Lost and What Remains; Dystopian Presents and Improbable Futures,” as she explains on her website.