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The Big Wide World

The Big Wide World

This image was centred around the idea of scale. It is an idea from a story of my own creation, a narrative about a boy who is very small, and his relationship with other very large things that he explores in the book. In this scene he meets a whale. I spent a lot of time trying to design the image in a way that would express this issue of incomprehensible size. A lot of on site drawing at Manchester Museum supported this work and enabled me to play with this idea.