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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Golden Dragon at Wynn Casino in Macau..


永利巨龍 Wynn casino dragon (macau) from raychan on Vimeo.

When you work on a movie or big project like this one for Additive Workshop and Michael Curry Designs, you do your part and move on. Rarely do you get to see the completed results. We did pretty good for an army of Anglos sculpting a Chinese Dragon for a Chinese audience.

This Golden Dragon wasn't nearly as pretty in the making. It was a lot of fast and furious hard work. The sculpture is enormous. 27 feet tall. 27 feet long. The head is bigger than my Toyota van. 

I was part of an army of hands slathering and tooling molten oil clay over acres of foam. The creature was done in 8 and 10 foot sections with special care taken so that in the end all the sections would match up. It was never seen complete until after it was molded.

Another division of Curry's team constructed the giant lotus blossom. That shop creates wonders.

4 comments:

Bpaul said...

What a trip

Leslie said...

Actually, I was hoping to see you riding that creature, with Sculpting Tools in hand! Job well done Patrick.
Kudo's

Susan GT said...

Very cool! Nice work and lucky you to be able to be part of it.
Susan

HF said...

Great post!
Macau is such a wonderful place. Like they say in Portuguese, “não há outra mais leal” (there is no other more loyal).
Helder Fraguas