Another sneak peek at my Persianland project.
This piece was particularly fun to do… It’s at a park in Thunder Bay where I used to play when I was a kid. It conjures up a lot of memories. The Rocket Slide is long gone, so I wasn’t sure how I was going to go about drawing this. I first searched through Chippewa Park websites and Facebook groups to see if anyone had posted photos of the slide. I found this:
I already remembered that the support poles were red and white candy-cane striped, and that the rest of the rocket was blue, and despite having once known the person on the slide, this photo wasn’t much help. I couldn’t quite remember what the top of the rocket looked like.
A quick search on Flickr turned up a lot of good reference material. It was a peculiar feeling to discover that this rocket wasn’t unique to my hometown!
Unless I can find a volunteer in Thunder Bay to do a bit of research for me, the piece I am working on will likely require a visit… I haven’t been there in nearly 10 years!