|These three Dragon heads are part of a forty foot dragon which is part of |
The June 19th Pageant at Bryn Athyn Cathedral.
It is the Seven Headed Dragon referred to in the Book of Revelations.
It takes ten puppeteers to operate.
|These three heads are in my shop, in order that I can modify them |
to accommodate the requirement for them to spew water out of their mouths.
We achieve this using silk to represent water.
|Here, the covers, which end up looking like a tongue, create a stowage space for the silk. |
These are in process, and the paper mache, formed over an aluminum foil & wire frame, is drying in the sun.
|Then the roof of the mouth is closed up, new paper mache applied and then repainted.|
|Here the end of the tongue is being shaped to create an opening for the forked tongue and silk.|
the water is pulled out by children who are attired to represent angels
|This shows the tongue shaped before painting|
There are many more images of both the dragon and the performances, but I will leave that for another time. I just wanted to post something other than a droning on about the Gnomes of New Hope.