So I sent the pattern off to Helen and whilst she was busy cutting and sewing I tried to work up how the frame was going to work.
So here is an image of a giant white sphere sitting on the end of a jetty, as projected onto the side of a giant white sphere destined to be used in a show featuring that very same jetty....meta, meta, meta. Shows up the structures shape a bit more anyway.
So, after all that, I completely abandoned my double dome tent style frame and opted, framewise, for a sort of concertina type design like you find on those paper lanterns. Mostly because it was becoming more and more obvious that moving this thing around and storing it between rehearsals was going to be a bit problematic. The easier it was to pack it up smallish, the less traumatic my life was going to be over the coming months.
Helen's sewing studio was too small to physically assemble the larger bits of the puppet but luckily Doug Hockly generously gave us the use of his Skylines Gallery space to put it together.
Curiosity got the better of me after a day or so and I dragged it out the front to see what it looked like.
Next post, the whole rest of the puppet...