This has got to be the most complicated thing I have ever made. It was an incredible challenge to get this piece to stand up on Sara’s shoulder, and not to move to much while she was moving. There was just about everything you could think of in there: plaster, staples, velcro, elastic, hot glue, super glue, dowels, pvc pipe, fabric, stuffing, etc, and including two loooonnnng dowels that run from the tips of the flames all the way down to her hips. And of course, those needed a fabric harness to keep them where they needed to be.
Sara was a great model for this piece- really patient, and excited about it. And someone gave her a great compliment: “She wasn’t afraid to get ugly.” Success.