So, I’ve been on my long rant about why I love having real art onstage, but sometimes designers want things that are a little out of our price range. Such as Giacometti sculptures. Like this one. Yep. The most expensive sculpture on earth.
So, under those circumstances what do you do? You make a copy. Heres how I did this one:
I made a whole bunch of drawings the same size of the sculpture, trying to capture the motion and gesture of the original, and then made an armature out of a stiff wire.
Then I used a lighter wire to do the detail.
Then black paint. I should mention here that this prop was added very late in the game, and had to be made super-quickly. But, Second Stage has a wig dryer, which is this amazing box that fill up with warm air and drys everything super fast. So here he is drying in his special box.
Then a second coat of paint, and voila: