This is a surreal interpretation of the brilliant Back To The Future films entitled ‘‘OUTAAIR’. Continuing on from my previous pieces inspired by the legendary franchise and embracing the iconic Delorean time machine what I have done is to create a very different scene that is inspired by one of the most memorable scenes from the first movie, the Enchantment Under The Sea dance that saw Marty’s parents-to-be get together for the first time with a little help from the main man himself.
The Delorean has featured in varying extents within all of my Back To The Future Pieces to date but I have always been keen to show it in it’s flying state. I wanted to create something very different however, to literally place the dance under the sea, why not?! I have created several pieces that are set underwater and have enjoyed the challenge to achieve that effect where the objects truly look like they are surrounded by water, I wanted to create a piece that looked really cool and nostalgic but that had a beautiful and magical quality to it, to ideally open the appeal of the image to a wider audience. What we see is the moment that the Delorean is rising up from the sea bed and heading up to the surface for air, what happens after this or what kick started it is open to interpretation, I’ve simply set the scene.
Key details from the dance are positioned on the ocean floor with the glow of the lights in the distance hinting at a stage, there is a sense of movement from the shifting sands caused by the Delorean, exposing further details. Something that is always key for me is to unify the objects that exist within the scene, so that they aren’t just static, what I feel has worked really well is the introduction of the various sea life that interact with the detail and really add something lovely to the scene, as the classic line reads, this is one for all you lovers out there!