HOW TO – Make a 17-foot cardboard Gandhi

Craft & Design
HOW TO – Make a 17-foot cardboard Gandhi

17Foot Ghandi
17Foot Ghandi Head2

Here’s one you don’t see everyday – instructions for making your own giant-sized polygonally modelled Mahatma Gandhi –

After walking with Gandhi in Second Life for 240 miles I decided it would be interesting to extract my avatar from this online world and recreate him in monumental scale. This instructable takes you through the process of creating the 17′ tall cardboard Gandhi using a variety of readily accessible (mostly free!) software tools, cardboard and a hot glue gun. The production of this sculpture took a total of 4 weeks, 6 days a week, 9-11 hour days with the assistance of an intern for two-three days of each week.

I created all the Gandhi work as part of my residency at Eyebeam Art and Technology in New York City in the spring of 2008.

Even if your planned subject matter differs, the instructable is still a great starting point – Gandhi: 17′ Tall Cardboard Avatar (Thanks, Randy!)

(Oddly enough I produced a 6-foot cardboard chair back in my college sculpture course – probably would have been a nice seat for the above mega-Gadhi)

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