|white model, scale approx. 1:50
Wire, tissue paper, string, balsa wood, construction paper and cardboard.
The above is a so-called working model, or white model, a three-dimensional sketch of a sort, in which the designer experiments with ideas before embarking on a finished version double its size; the latter will then be used by a theatre's workshops for contsructing the actual 1:1 scale stage set(s).
Intended for the Victoria State Opera Company
Première scheduled for July 1985. The production was called off, the real stage set never built
Collection Barry Kay Archive
photo © Michael Werner