This scene casts a window into Peter Pan’s magical Neverland and is a wonderful example of my ‘Storyteller’ works where
I strive to do things differently. This is not your usual take on Neverland, I wanted to go at this from another angle with the aim to create the most beautiful vista possible.
This is a classic example where a piece evolves mid-way through into something so much more than what I originally intended to create, making it so much more beautiful and engaging even if the visual traits are almost unchanged. This is my idea of Heaven.
The sun is rising over the clouds, bringing with it new hope, with the warmth brings comfort. The upper branches of the trees and the mountaintops poke through the clouds with magical fairy detail dancing around them. If you then spot the pirate ship it does then make you question whether it is actually flying through clouds or sailing through a mist, a question of scale comes into play.
However, you interpret it the end result is truly immersive and captivating. I have long had an affiliation towards the Aurora since being lucky enough to have visited Lapland several years back, if you look closely you will spot them, look closer and you will see that they are actually made from peacock feathers! The beauty is within the detail here, there is no devil.
Creating this piece was incredibly calming and challenging, I had set myself a high target to achieve with creating the most beautiful scene imaginable. This is where the piece started to transform and take on a new meaning. For me and many I would hope that there can be no other place more beautiful than Heaven.
The more I worked into the scene it took precedence over Neverland, the detail is there of course but something exists that influenced my way of thinking. You will notice the two shapes that come together as one, adding this was powerful and incredibly emotional, it changes everything. For within Heaven, as with Neverland, age is irrelevant, you become truly free, reunited.