in the sky
During the map-making process I explored the idea of giving the island another dimension, that of height. Seeing as most of its functions and strategic uses are tied to the sea I decided to push Manoel Island up into the sky, as far away as possible from greedy hands. Here the yachts can rest in peace, and birds form across the country can tranquilly fly back into the sanctuary at will. If you look closely you'll see that all the ducks are pretty stoked to be up there!
Among the mystical coloured clouds buoys were introduced to emphasise the idea of 'anchorage' to the seabed, as well as serve as a reminder that the island shores are open to anyone seeking refuge. Finally a finch can be seen holding down the island from floating up into the unreachable heaven, a symbol of the everyday man who holds onto the dream of seeing Manoel Island being restored to its former glory, and once again become a space for locals and tourists alike to enjoy.