This dream emerged six years before starting the picture, each ‘world’ having its’ own individual designs. A four-fingered branch grapples each one; utmost care being taken to hide the rear worlds and branches to give the picture a 3D effect. However the patterns do not wrap around the worlds, so appear as discs. The surrounding ‘eye’ pattern surrounding the tree is to give the whole picture more weight and balance, concentrating the white around the tree and root system.
Expanding into wide screen format, this simple pattern was a pure ‘see what it would turn out to be.’ It did actually turn out to be technically quite hard as no real perspective had been planned until half of the drops had been completed. Some degree of dissatisfaction kicked in as the smallest, furthest away balloons tagged along the horizon. Once the sea built up the picture, it very much improved my happiness in its outcome.