Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Statue in the Tree

We always start building right after West Coast Haunters Convention.  This year not only did we start building props, but we put one in the yard.  She was going to go into a tree and need her arms out and her dress to flow so she had to be made on the ground.

Since she is a statue we could not have her wrisits ope (since a statue would not be carved that way) so we attached her hands and filled the wrisits with expanding foam and sanded it out to look like she is a carved statue.

We wanted this to look like a statue that had been taken over by the tree and vines.  So in June, we placed 'The Lady in the Tree' in the tree outside the front door and started to move the wisteria vines on the tree to grow around her.

The vines grew around her all summer and died back a bit in the fall. But the effect was just what we were looking for.

The statue was based on this picture by the INCREDIBLE photographer Dan Westfall

Unlike many of the other props we did not light her directly, you could only see her when the lighting was flashing on her.

She was sort of our 'Easter Egg' in the yard this year and was just stunning.

Photo by Marci Lehman

Photo by Marci Lehman

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