Even cicadas have more fun than me
But... I agree with the sentiment.
I like the first one Scott, great mix of elements.
Semi-abstract framing of the model is neat too.
The second one, I like the idea of - but it looks like it may have been cropped to keep it a little more "forum-friendly"?
The concept of the grass tree spines wrapping around the model is a great one though and invites some sensory information for the viewer.