Taratories Blog

From Lines to Lumber

This weekend we met with some carpenters that will be helping us to build our winter set.  I was there to give them some artistic direction by relaying our design plans to them so they knew exactly what we were planning on executing in this set.  This group of carpenters instantly caught on to our vision and began discussing with each other the best way to build the snowflake diamonds and support them on stage.  I love seeing other people do what they do best, and I love seeing the design process step into the next phase which is seeing the design turn into reality!

No longer is it a drawing or idea, but a real, tangible thing... pieces of wood...

stacks of (free!) lumber...

and random paper products from Walmart!  We chose some materials to experiment with that thought we could manipulate and use to fill in our diamonds.


I was cutting, folding, and bending to make design elements to create texture, pattern, and color that could potentially be used inside the diamonds.

The key is to create texture and shadows that can be seen from far away.  There could be endless ways to manipulate these materials to create different effects.  It will be fun to see what others will come up with!