Strawberry Shortcake

The Somerville Arts Council contacted us in early 2011 about creating a low-cost public work of art for their annual ArtBeat festival. We responded to the call by building a 25-foot long, 12-foot tall sculpture of a dragon that we affectionately called Strawberry Shortcake. I worked with Asylum artist Ecco Pierce to design the sculpture to be artistically interesting, load-bearing, and assemble-able by volunteers on-site in just a few hours. The sculpture was then shown at ArtBeat and the Hungry Tiger Street Festival to adoring crowds, who got a chance to “ride” it and make it roar.