Artist have always intervened in a landscape through installation or performance like Richard Long or Zander Olsen , or intervened over photographs or paintings like Gerghard Richter or Arnulf Rainer.
One day in 2014 I decided to take the yellow line of the road - this metaphoric abstraction of life path in another series into the sky, for the sky is the limit.
I realised then, as I was learning to skydive for the shot that there are no conceptual fine art photographs done in the sky that I could find. I decided to turn it into a playground for experimentation. It is also redefining our perception of the landscape, beyond the bird eye view. I have spent hours as a kid turning the pages of Yann Arthus Bertrand aerial images marvelling at the abstraction and the similarity they had with biology, I wanted to experience it, physically.
There is also the notion of skewed time and space - for the 30 seconds I have to make the shots - I do go from 4000 to 1000 meters but the landscape doesnt change like it does when hiking. It is a backdrop, the same way a photograph or painting or drawing I would intervene on would be.
I wasnt completely done with the series. I felt something was missing
Then it came to me, I created little characters in child like manner, tapping into that inner child way of marvelling at the world as if it is new everyday in a Alice and wonderland kind of way, especially as our world is becoming has been turned upside town.
This is an ode to imagination, fairytale, overcoming of fear and empowerment of dreams.