3D diorama depicts a man on a motorcycle in a futuristic landscape getting directions from a tree.

The Map to Valhalla Wasn't Clearly Marked, So I Had to Ask for Directions, 2014

Materials: plaster cloth, wire frame armatures, heat activated plastic pellets, gravel from Outer Point beach, prefabricated model kit, acrylic paints

Alien landscapes and creatures are always a no-rules area to imagine, and as one of my early exercises in this art form I needed to be able to just play with materials and techniques. The ideas behind the alien trees at first were a combination of giant mushrooms and bioluminescent deep sea creatures, and the human in the scene was going to be asking another human for directions. I decided to make the immobile trees appear to be the ones giving navigational advice because it’s just more ridiculous that way