Scenic ArtistHaley Polak
This partially built mastodon skeleton was for a world premiere production of a play called "Etherdome". I first carved the leg bones, skull, and vertabrae separately out of a foam and then applied them to a steel and wooden structure. (The ribs were cast from another material.) I then coated them with two coats of Rosco's Foamcoat (with the first being cut with a little water). Before it was dry but had had a chance to set up a bit, I used different tools create various textures on the bones. Once dry, I sanded some areas smooth and then completed the paint.