OUTALUCK (Back To The Future) - Original

Mark Davies British Artist

  • I have wanted to create this particular scene for some time now but wanted to ensure that I could do it justice whilst putting a different angle to it again and all playing on the hook from the films that explore the impact on the future should a particular detail change or not happen as planned. In this instance the scene is set at the point in time in 1955 when lightning struck the clock tower with the Doc harnessing the voltage to direct it towards the Delorean for Marty to go forward in time. Unfortunately, you never know when or where it's ever gonna strike…

    Look at the clock, it’s showing 11.04pm, history showed that lightning struck the clock tower at 10.04pm - so why are we seeing what we see now an hour on? So close but so far again, just like OUTASTEAM. An electrical storm has ravaged Hill Valley with lashing wind and rain and the effects are there for all to see, in catastrophic fashion. The lightning above is actually in the distance, the storm has moved away leaving behind a trail of destruction and cutting off the route back to the future. Lightning did strike but just shy of the tower, a huge blast set the court house alight leaving it to burn spectacularly. A fallen lamppost and snapped tree that burns from the current that passed through it each show the impact of the storm along with a burning branch in the foreground that has several key details surrounding it. The Delorean sits on the grass with doors left open hinting at a possible hurried exit, key objects that Marty owned are on the seat and in the footwell along with several scrawled messages that play out the conflict between BIFF and McFly. This piece works really well because like with my other pieces you cant see the characters, there are hints in the detailing that may lead you to decide what you think is happening or about to, for example - the bottom two windows of the court house are lit, a hurried exit or is someone in there?

    Whereas the original OUTATIME was an homage to all of the iconic objects from the films with this piece I wanted to make it all about the atmosphere, not to create a static piece but one that you really get taken by the detailing and ultimately make the piece more engaging as well as much more technically challenging. The original piece hinted at the Delorean, a teaser almost but now with this piece I have shown it in it’s full glory. The detailing within the car alone is pretty intense - that decision to add driving rain to the scene meant that everything had to show this too, so look closely and you will see one hell of a lot of retouching here to create splashes, droplets and water trickling down panels and other surfaces, the fire also had to be dramatic but believable.
    1. Released: 2017
    2. Collection: Lost In Hollywood
    3. Specification: 1 of 1 original framed embellished canvas, hand signed by artist.
    4. Image Size: 48” x 36"
    5. Framed Size: 54” x 41"

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Type: Original Artwork

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