This piece suggests leaving your armchair and exploring off the beaten track, away from the well-known tourist sites, and onto a personal journey that is inspirational, not only in the physical sense of travelling but also mentally by thinking outside the box and developing personally.
The centre of the piece is constructed from folded, interlocking maps. In the middle are armchairs, encircled by silhouettes of well-known sites around the world. The word ‘imagine’ is written to mimic the scripts of different languages. The flower represents the endangered Serruria Florida, and suggests to go in search of unusual and hidden things. Hot air balloons connote freedom as you begin to think about your own personal journey, emphasized by the cutting lines which give the sense of something being tailormade, and the arrows provide direction and movement. Finally, the departing dragonflies signify exploration, and again give the idea of freedom - not just literally for physical journeys but the inner ones as well, where one can develop and learn from within.
Encapsulated within the origami maps are people's 'off the map' experiences, forming snippets of personal journals - just because something can't be seen doesn't mean to say it doesn't exist.