I create the headpieces and crafts for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California.
Every summer we put on a show that recreates classic and contemporary pieces of art using real people to look like their counterpart in the original piece of work. We take half a year to build the show. Our show runs the entire months of July and August using lovely, dedicated volunteers as cast members, makeup artist, dressers, and in many other areas to help for a successful show. Then we spend the rest of the year tearing down the show and prepping for the next year. Please check out our website for more information.
We start with a theme and go from there...this year's theme:
|Headpiece for "Dragon from the Grotto"|
|Foam sculptor in workshop|
|Cast member getting makeup done|
|"The Fairy Wood"|
|Cast members waiting to be loaded|
|Alice in Wonderland members being loaded|
|Cast members in piece|
|"Confabulation of Dragons"|
St. George and the Dragon" piece is volunteer Katie Moore.
The following images were taken back stage for a Newport magazine. Basically, I wanted to show off me at work. The first two are taken in my workspace:
Then an image I took from the Laguna Beach Independent of Bette Davis talking to a previous director of the Pageant in 1957, where she was volunteering her time to paint the numbers on the back of seats:
So I just wanted to give a little insight as to what I do for a living; and why I might not be blogging so much right now since we are scrambling to get the show ready for our opening on July 7. Hopefully if you live in the area you can make it down to see this fascinating show. If you live out of the area you should put this on your list of future summer vacation spots.
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