This was an interesting experiment that ended up going off into a completely unexpected direction. I was in the process of roughing out a 40’ long dragon for a scene shop that was doing a Mythical Beast exhibit for the American Museum of Natural History. I had a week to knock this monster out, so the carving approach was enormously aggressive.
Most of the rough out was done with a “Bow Wire”. The bow has a deep throat and is able to take very large bites out of the foam in a single stroke. As I made my way through the carving, I noticed that the beauty of the scrap, in certain ways, exceeded the beauty of the object that I was trying to create.
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