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