"Welcome to Derry. Out of the blue and into the black."
Wow. Like, seriously, wow. Artist Kassiopeya has taken the words of STEPHEN KING'S IT and molded them into one of the most breathtaking models I have seen in, quite possibly, my entire life. Too much, you say? You obviously have not scrolled down to see the pics yet.
While, the bright, colorful blue of the '50s streets of downtown Derry are amazing, it is the black of the deep dark sewers below that really capture my imagination. Incredibly detailed and one of a kind.
Kassiopeya on the Derry project:
The surface represents the romantic sight of a Derry street bathed in the golden light of a late summer day. Only when you flip open the cabinet door you do see what is underneath: The sewage pipes way down below... in the green glowing light of the deadlights.
Even though a visual-physical presentation that reflects the countless sides of the fictional setting is almost impossible, this work is my very personal, most authentic approach, my private memorial for this so beloved epic story that has accompanied, warmed, frightened, and comforted me for so many years.
It's my way to say Thank you to the author Stephen King for giving the world this great, great novel - and to Andy Muschietti who is actually facing the challenge of turning this icon into a wide screen movie (Andy, THANK YOU! I have been waiting 20 years for this to happen!)
With this in mind: Welcome to Derry! :)
You can see many, many more pics of the model, and read the artist's complete rundown on the inspiration for the model RIGHT HERE. If anyone needs me I will be spending the remainder of the day slow-clapping Kassiopeya's work on this model.