Monday, 22 June 2015

The Loughton Giant is Coming Together!

We've been working on the Loughton Giant's torso this weekend. It is made of willow, which is incredibly light and strong. My husband David is modelling the torso here, for the first time. The body parts of our giant have not been fixed into place yet, but he is slowly coming together. When he is fully assembled, he will be about nine feet high to the top of the bird on his hat. Obviously, when everything has been secured, his head will be facing forwards. Meanwhile, David is busy working out how best to carry him, and how to put on and take off the back pack on which the giant is supported. Building our giant has definitely been a steep learning curve, but I'm getting quite excited about how he will look when he is finished.

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