For those who enjoy seeing “behind the scene” glimpses, here’s a sneak preview of how we create some of our props and themed sculptures.
We were very fortunate to have contributions from two of Atlanta’s top prop makers, Matt Ward and Jennifer “Ferf” Smither. Prop making is a very specialized art form and it is often difficult to find talent to create the sculptures we utilize in our themed environments. Matt and Ferf had the perfect mix of professionalism and creativity to pull it off.
Matt sculpted two full-sized trees in foam using traditional foam sculpting tools such as chain saws, hot knives and raspers. Not the easiest job to do in the blistering Atlanta summer sun. Ferf created stone columns and walls in foam using wire brushes, sand paper and hot knives.
Both artists did a superb job as you might imagine and we’ll be posting the finished pieces here soon. A big thank you from Imagination Atmospheres for their tireless work and a shout out to Ted Morrow at All About Props for the use of sculpting space.