The Dream

The Hot Air Balloon

I took the photo of the multi-colored chairs last fall. They belong to a grocer that’s on the first floor of my office building. It was a cold, rainy day in October.

The image seeped into my subconcious after I took the shot. From there, it helped to inspire The Hot Air Balloon in that the it came to mind as I waking from a dream about a balloon. In fact, the vivid visual aspects of the balloon were taken straight from that image.

The night of the dream, I hurried down to my computer to capture what I’d seen. As you can see, it took a little more work before the image directly above became what appears in the film and book.