Kif from Futuarma

Paper mache

My interest in paper maché sculpture started in 1977 after seeing the famous cantina scene in Star Wars. "Cool Dad ! How did they do that?" My pop couldn't teach me laytex and fiberglass fabriction, but gave me the next best thing. I got a quick tutorial on paper mache, then equipped with paste and a stack of newspaper, I went on to make creatures of my own. My first projects as a kid were scary heads to attach to halloween dummies, and the gory severed arm like the one Obi-Wan chopped off with his lightsaber.

Kif from Futuarma

This sculpture started as a paper maché demo for my daughter, the standard paste and balloon project. It quickly grew arms and legs, and rather than build the nondescript grey alien that I have done a dozen times, I decided to pay homage to that poor unappreciated alien, Kif from Futuarma.

 

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