This children’s story, written by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, has always fueled my imagination. Through recent rediscovery of the book, I realized that these ideas that were forming needed to be taken to the next level. So I began crafting sculpture studies based on the main characters. What you see here is the cover to the series.
All eyes are on the conceited man, even the flowers appear to be entranced by his charm. The reflection of his face in the sky is the glorification of his self image. Hats off to a man who can wear a suit that is both drawn on and puffy.
In this scene, the business man is teaching the Little Prince about the concept of commerce and ownership. I’ve pushed him to the background to show the viewers the result of his greed.
The Little Prince finds that the King rules over everything, which isn’t much. To create a theatrical atmosphere I am using a single spot light above the King. Putting the Little Prince in the foreground helps to emphasize the king’s shortness.
This is the one character that frightens the Little Prince in the book. I thought it would be interesting to completely engulf him with his problem visually. Much like being lost on an open sea and drifting into obscurity.
He is always moving for his job. The sun rises and sets every two minutes and the lamp needs attending. The composition, not unlike the lamp lighter, is governed by the his duty. Amidst the chaos the Little Prince remains a still truth.