Our main focus on the whole Christmas theme was the Christmas AESTHETIC more than anything else, this being the colours red and green, candy cane swirls and fairy lights. We applied this imagery to Exsecula in a rather un-Christmassy way.
We decided that while the planet is travelling from solar system to solar system it would enter a period of hibernation to save energy. This means the core of the planet would darken and many weaker plants would begin to decay while the larger and stronger ones thrived. We decided that many vines would then germinate during this period that glowed vibrant colours – like fairy lights on a Christmas tree – and lit up all the tunnels and forests of Exsecula.