First large figure for the project. This dragon took about 2 1/2 hours to fold and an hour to set up.
The paper is nine-foot square, seamless backdrop paper.
The dragon is folded from a stretched bird base. This was tricky because I couldn't really stretch the base. I folded the bird base, unfolded the model, then folded the stretched bird base flat.
Today, I will be working on installing components that we have been folding in other parts of the festival. And maybe a large lion?
The papier mache artists are real troopers. In the face of adversity, they are still assembling their creatures. At left is Gene Fenton, maker of dinosaurs and other creatures that sort of look like dinosaurs. I caught him here in a brief moment of sunshine. The troops are getting really good at rescuing their pieces from sudden downpours. Did I mention that IT RAINED? Thunderstorm, really.
Pete Spynda, who is the project coordinator, gets constant weather updates. It's supposed to storm today, too. Onward!!