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the backstage weekly

By spotogspindel | August 31, 2013

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We use a lot of different types of paint in the set-department, but the paint we use most of the time is an organic paint. Bright, good colors, easy to mix, and non-toxic. The only bad thing about it is it´s limited fresh-date. We had a major cleaning and threw out a lot of paint gone bad. And when I say gone bad, I mean really gone bad. It has the foulest smell I think I´ve ever tried not to smell!

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But when all the paint was renewed, we started on a brand new set-design. This included a mountain! Above you can see the beginning of half of it. The first part is made by the carpenters, and it´s on wheels (of course) so it can easily be rolled on and off the stage.

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Our job is to sculpt and paint the mountain. First thing first. Add styrofoam. Lots of it. Piece it together and glue it down. It´s a pain-staking job that takes much longer time than you´d think. But next week the fun will start, when we get to shape the mountain for real. I am very much looking forward to it, I know it includes some first-time-evers for me 🙂

Topics: backstage | 1 Comment »

One Response to “the backstage weekly”

  1. gail Says:
    September 1st, 2013 at 01:19

    I love thinking of art as organic, there is something precious about impermanence, no?

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