Foreign Lands is about a young child, and the amazing worlds he can spy from the top of a cherry tree. Some of these worlds are real, and some are imagined. I thought it would be fun if he spied all these crazy things through the lens of his trusty telescope. It allows us to swish around to reveal these cool places, and it lets us set these worlds up a series of flat planes like a diorama.
For the visual style, I've always been fascinated by Magic Lantern slides. These hand-painted wonders have an extremely charming vibrancy and old-fashioned wonkyness, that I think is beautifully suited to this poem. I've included a few good examples below.