This piece was developed for a joint Gallery Show based on the works of children's author Roald Dahl, at Creature Features in Burbank California. I was not too familiar with Dahl's works, with the exception of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', and only then have I seen the films. I decided early on that I was going select imagery from the original film adaptation starring Gene Wilder since I remember it fondly from my childhood. For this piece I also wanted to do something a bit less traditional, or out of my comfort zone, and combine imagery with typography. I have a love for calligrams, so I decided to take the lyrics from the hauntingly beautiful song 'Pure Imagination' sang by Wilder in the film, and create the image of a Wonka Bar from them. The image is entirely digital, done in Painter by hand, and I didn't use any preexisting typeset or fill.
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