A ‘rubbish’ scene from Peter Pan
25 January 2011
Standing at a metre across, this week I have completed one of the larger scaled Rubbish Pictures I’ve attempted in a while. This piece was commissioned as a piece of Nursery Art for a child who loves the story of Peter Pan. There were various scenes from the book that I considered, the crocodile swallowing the clock was an alternative option, which I may still yet explore. It was however, the magic of flying that prevailed to be the classic image remembered from the story by everybody I asked, so I stuck with this traditional view of the characters flying over the London skyline.
As with all Rubbish Pictures, the scene is created entirely out of recycled domestic ‘rubbish’. Peter Pan’s clothes for examples are made out of 56 individually cut ‘leaves’ from old postage stamps, garden peas wrappings, cereal cartons and gardening articles from the Sundays supplements. His bag and shoes are fashioned from a frozen Oven Chips bag and his hair is a page from the original Peter Pan story book.
With the inevitable sprinkle of glitter (fairy dust) to finish things off. I hope this piece will make it’s new little owner very happy…