Author: David Powell - Evermore Park
When the directors of the Evermore Creative Studio discovered Pal Tiya Premium, we all knew that it was going to be a game changer for us.
Evermore Park is an immersive theatrical park in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Here guests can come and interact with costumed actors and puppeted characters to go on quests through an old world style village. As you make your way around the park, the different sections represent different time periods in a fictional town. Victorian, Gothic, Celtic, and ancient mythological themes are portrayed through real architectural elements sourced from Europe and augmented with set design.
One of these specially designed buildings is known as Drakenhaven. For Mythos, our summer season, we wanted to focus on the magic and wonder of dragons, and their return to the town of Evermore. Many of the “choose your own adventure story elements” in the experience centered around that theme.
To that end, we wanted to have a dig site where kids could come and uncover a “real” dragon Skeleton. This was at the foot of Drakenhaven, suggesting that dragons had lived there long ago. This revered location was built upon the ancient resting place of these mythical beasts.
We knew that we needed a material that would last through time, could be sculpted
artistically, be less toxic than other materials, and not cost too much. This led us directly to Pal Tiya Premium. Our team took the Sacramento Masterclass in the material lead by Kim Beaton, Co-Founder & Creative Director at Pal Tiya.
We knew for sure that this would be the very best way to accomplish what we were seeking.
We began the sculpture with an armature that was made out of various materials. For the dragonâ€™s head, we used polystyrene that had been milled to the right shape by our Kuka robotic milling arm.
The other bones were then cut out of cardboard and assembled into the skeletal shape to check the size. These bones were covered with aluminum foil using Kim’s method we learned in the class. We sculpted additional rock shapes out of smaller blocks of Styrofoam and covered some of them in aluminum foil as well.
Since we knew we would be embedding the skeleton using concrete as a mortar, it wasn’t critical for us to cover every single part of the bones in aluminum foil. Once the armature had been sculpted in aluminum foil, our team started mixing and applying the Pal Tiya Premium to the armature. We began with the whole crew and quickly ended up with just one person applying the product and spraying it down with water. Texture was added as it dried and became leather hard. Since PTP strengthens with water we continued to keep it wet and covered as much as possible to give it the most durability.
For the installation, we determined where it would be placed, strategically stacked
shale rocks around the sculpture, and used regular concrete to solidify it in place. Then we applied a thin set concrete over the top of that so that we could sculpt rock details to match the Shale. The whole thing looked very natural like an actual dig site. Because of the inherent strength of Pal Tiya Premium, we were able to use just 1 ½ Standard bags of the product, keeping the cost to a minimum. The Dragon sculpture has been stood on by most of us without any damage whatsoever, despite being built into narrow bone structures with many hollowed out undercuts.
Needless to say we continue to be astonished by this stuff!
The project was so much fun and looks so great in place, that we have decided to augment Drakenhaven with many more dragon remains sculptures, giving the whole building a very strong feeling of being built on the bones of ancient dragons. We can’t wait for our guests to come and explore the hidden secrets of this dragon ruin that has risen anew.
We were so grateful to Kim and Community Manager Yvonne for their instruction and continued support through this whole process as well. They were always eager to answer questions and help us to make the most out of this great product. They were also able to get us the product very quickly and smoothly. Pal Tiya International is a great company that is changing the game in outdoor permanent sculptures, and we look forward to many more projects for our immersive fantasy park.
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We had fun working with our friends on this project and we hope you enjoy it! Please like, comment, share and subscribe over on YouTube so you never miss our videos!
If you're anything like us, you want to create beautiful unique sculptures that'll be admired.
Our Co-Founder Kim decided to start some projects over the Christmas break with a bunch of her creative friends.
They’d just finished sculpting the Ancient Archway, which ended up being finished way faster than they thought, and rather than sit about twiddling their thumbs or starting their own projects, they came up with the idea of something remarkable, something steeped in history.
Sculpture, storytelling & ruins
The first use of horses in warfare occurred over 5,000 years ago. Our amazingly talented friend Steven Saunders had been casually interested in Assyrian history for some time.
The subject is incorporated into Yuval Noah Harrare’s book Sapiens, when talking about the first use of storytelling as propaganda to control a nation.
Steven loved that art passes down to us in ruins. In the last few years much of this history has been destroyed.
The team decided that an Assyrian Warhorse Sculpture would be a fun collaborative experience, which would show them how far they could push smooth surfaces and hard clean corners with Pal Tiya Premium.
Steven felt that there just wasn’t enough art out there inspired by that part of the world so this sculpture pays homage to that.
See in the video below how this project came together!
Watch till after the credits :)
Only the ears on the Assyrian Warhorse were done from solid Pal Tiya Premium. They were redone a total of 3 times because Kim wasn’t happy with them and they had to be right.
Genuine brass fittings were made from our uber talented friend, Christopher Menges, a swordsmith at Weta Workshop. He did such a beautiful job on them.
This sculpture was completed on nights and weekends over 2 months and used just 3 and a half standard sized bags of Pal Tiya Premium.
60lbs of normal concrete was poured into the base of the horse so it stood up without falling over.
We hope this inspires your creativity with Pal Tiya Premium!
Let us know in which part of history inspire you to create?
The Pal Tiya Crew
(Post by Yvonne Anderson)
Some more images of the Assyrian Warhorse
This is the final episode in Season 2 of A Sculpted Life podcast! Today host Yvonne Anderson interviews Artist, Sculptor and Teacher, Heather 'Kya' Stevenson Smith from Scotland.
We hope you enjoy listening to Heather's Creative journey and please share this episode with your creative friends.
In this episode Heather shares:
See more of Heather's work below and check out her Facebook page and her Instagram is @heatherscraftstudio
Today our host Yvonne is talking with New Zealander Maker Zac Johnson.
Zac works at Weta Workshop and is also a freelancer for various projects around NZ.
Apologies for the lack of video for this one...someone may have accidentally deleted the file...
Below we have included pictures of Zac's work although you would be best to check out his Instagram page @zac.johnson.fx as he has many more pictures there!
In this episode Zac shares:
Lex kindly invited us to her studio and home in Guerneville California to have a look around and interview her for this episode of A Sculpted Life.
Lex recently completed the Pal Tiya Premium Master Class. Host Yvonne Anderson, Pal Tiya Int Co-Founder, Kim Beaton had a great time walking through the Redwood Forest and chatting all things creativity.
In this episode Lex shares:
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Steven is an art Director, physical sculptor, digital sculptor, Paleo Artist, film technician and miniature effects artist based in Wellington New Zealand
He has been around Pal Tiya Premium right from the beginning, uses it professionally at Weta.
In this episode Steven shares:
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Steven Saunders is an Art Director, physical sculptor, digital sculptor, Paleo Artist, film technician and miniature effects artist based in Wellington New Zealand
Been around Pal Tiya Premium right from the beginning, uses it professionally at Weta.
Steven's Instagram is @stevensaunderssculpture
Today we're interviewing Ian Dorian, a visual artist and writer who creates stories and characters in the hero and animation genre’s. Some of the most famous creators today work alongside him on his various creations. His past clients include 20th Century Fox, Marvel Productions, and many others.
He is also a sculptor and has worked with many mediums.
In this episode Ian talks about:
• How he has been finding Pal Tiya Premium
• How he began sculpting at age 9
• How sculpture comes alive
• Being accepted into the school of figurative art in NYC
• His time in Pietrasanta and how living abroad impacted his work
• How he hopes people will view his work
• What inspires him to create
• His favourite sculptors
• How he deals with creative blocks
• What to do with the fear we feel around creating
We hope you enjoy this episode and come back for our next guest next Tuesday!
Don’t forget to like, share, subscribe and leave a review/comment.
To see Ian's work visit his website and he's at @iandorian on Instagram.
Today in A Sculpted Life podcast we interview Glenda Bartel, an Artist from Michigan.
In this episode Glenda talks about:
• How she began creating
• How criticism of her first attempts stopped her creating
• What we could say to children about creating
• How she got back into art and creativity
• How she describes her artwork
• Why she continues to create
• How she started going bigger with Pal Tiya Premium
• Future projects
There are pictures of Glenda's creations in the video below but if you're coming here from iTunes or Stitcher then we have popped them below for you.
Glenda's Facebook Page is here
Creators of Pal Tiya Premium: Add water. Knead like dough. Sculpt. Place in your garden. Cures permanently stone hard. No firing. No Molds. No Kidding.