The Creature

For Tom Tagholm’s emotional story about plastic waste polluting our seas and wildlife, we created a life size sea creature seen for the first time ever by humans. We modelled the creature in 3D and rendered many views for approval. Using the final version created we CNC machined sections in Mdf and polystyrene. This was covered in a layer of clay and hand finished. We moulded this and cast prosthetic silicone then backed off with grp. The end result was visually believable and lifelike to the touch. We shot this on a stunning Cornish beachand to add to the realism we were inside puppeteering the breathing, eye movement, lighting and passing plastic waste for the artistes to remove from the gills and blow holes.

Completed in 2019