Gallery piece: Creative Outburst

Posted 25th April 2017
Creative Outburst is a three dimensional abstract illustrative piece, that represents a fictional breakfast table over which an artist has created an entire realm of fantasy.
Chosen from over 300 submissions, it was featured in the Surface gallery - Draw the Line Exhibition.
The piece celebrates the creativity that is stirring within most people, which sometimes escapes in the form of a doodle or a scribble on whatever surface a person has to hand. I am sure many people will have graffiti'd their school books as children?
The piece begins with an abstract drawing of a giant that was in the process of being illustrated onto an A5 piece of grey cardboard, when suddenly the artist became overwhelmed with imaginative thoughts which cause them to spiral down a beanstalk onto Jack's farm, as the golden goose flies away.
A wisp of smoke escaping from a chimney soon transforms into a crack in space and time, through which we are able to view a sparrow astronaut (a sparrow-naut) attempting to collect the crumbs from a croissant moon. Meanwhile a tentacled alien watches on through a sea of planets and stars.
One of the alien's tentacles wanders away from the plate and metamorphosises into a plethora of tribal patterns, but the abstraction is soon interrupted by the bread knife cutting the creative thought in two. The creative lines eventually continue onwards again swirling like water under an isometric bridge, a bridge that stretches on into a panoramic cup city.
The piece was well received, with many other artists relating to the thoughts behind the concept, as well as expressing their appreciation for the playful visual style and the technical methods involved, such as the optical illusion used to transition from 2d into the 3d realm of the cup.
Mark Nathan Willetts is a creative entrepreneur from Nottingham, England. His artistic work has been exhibited internationally. And he has worked as an educator and senior editor at companies such as Experian and Velawoods.
"We must continually grow until our ideas converge for a better future"
- Mark Nathan Willetts