Progress Report 3: More Dragonflies In Progress
We're making steady progress on our funding goals - $1900 so far, and picking up steam. We greatly appreciate all of you who have donated in any amount, as well as those of you who have shared our project with your friends in person or on social media. Thank you so much! Now, to our irregularly scheduled update...
First up, a new look at two pieces we’ve already shown you - our original one-twelfth scale concept model from below, with Barry’s first finished pair suspended high above. His pair is roughly three feet across, but in this perspective, the two appear almost to scale:
Here’s Barry again, working on another pair to add to the swarm - this time in paper! We've seen Barry make dresses out of paper that brides would kill for, so we're really looking forward to see how this one turns out!
Our man Joel has a deft hand with the laser cutter, and isn’t afraid to use it (he also created many of our Kickstarter rewards). Here’s a glmpse into his creative process:
While everyone has their own spin, ours is also a highly collaborative team. Here’s Eucalyptus (foreground) helping new recruit Michelle to plan out a wing:
Eucalyptus and Drew confer on the best way to weld the wing together:
Drew is also an extremely talented glass artist - here he is creating eyes for some of the dragonflies:
Back to new recruits Michelle and David - lots of different ways to build a wing:
Eucalyptus, a skilled knitter (and Black Rock Ranger), has created her organic looking cell structure from stainless steel and holographic thread:
And finally, we had an unexpected visitor - we’re pretty sure he just came by to check us out, but he decided to stick around a while and strike a pose:
Until next time, folks. Thank you again, and please, keep on telling folks about us. Every donation helps, whether $5 or $500, as does every share.