The Rocket and city background were made for each other it has the 1960’s science fiction feel which I had been looking for. I also wanted to show the toys scale, the Bumblebee was the perfect subject to contrast the man made toy and nature. The delicate detail of the bee adds a softness to the composition.
Original vintage tin plate “Holdraket” (Moon Rocket) toy manufactured by Lemezaru Gyar, Hungary. In original box.
Friction drive rocket. When the nose cone hits an obstruction a spring loaded mechanism stands the rocket up on its motors. In addition a door opens, a ladder flaps down and an astronaut is revealed in the doorway Circa 1960s
Take me to your leader, oil on Linen 95 cm x 75 cm
Also available as a Fine Art Limited Edition Print