BIG BLUE MACAW

2018

The result of an interesting commission the Macaw float comprises of four segments that can bolt on to a rickshaw to make a carnival float.
 

Using similar techniques to previous 'lantern projects' the head and tail can illuminate- revealing the textures in the paper skin.

The wings have a span of three meters- and can be locked into various positions depending on surroundings. The patterns (inspired by Keith Haring's 'body painting' series) were painted by local school children and carnival-goers.

The macaw marks the official start of 'Saigon Carnival' with hopes of future floats and a full-on procession.

Head concept
Head concept
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Wing concept
Wing concept
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Tail concept
Tail concept
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Skull frame
Skull frame
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Light test
Light test
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Tail frame
Tail frame
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Wing detail
Wing detail
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Full float
Full float
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In transit
In transit
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On the road
On the road
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Dancefloor
Dancefloor
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On stage
On stage
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