On the floor in front of the projection is a life-size sculpture of a sleeping wolf. Its stomach will be mechanically rigged to move up and down creating the illusion of breathing.
To make the wolf appear as if it is breathing and 'alive' I will rig his chest cavity to rise and fall. I will do this by building the below mechanism, but using two 6l rubber containers instead of a hot water bottle (which would be too small).
Wolf breathing mechanism kindly designed and built by Michael MacDonald - UOE Engineering student.
The base of the sculpture will be carved out of polystyrene. this will be padded with a thin layer of polyester fibre fill and real fur skins will be sown on top with the fur trimmed in the appropriate places to achieve a realistic look.
Found a full pre-tanned coyote skin on ebay that was a result of a culling (he wasn't killed for his skin but it was leftover so they put it up for sale).
1 x medium rug from home
1 x black umbrella from home
2 x bluetooth stereo speakers from home
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Plans and Calculations
165 x 0.9m bamboo sticks
25m x 1.5m black breathable waterproof fabric
1 x 45cm half dome mirror
100+ x heavy duty cable ties
1 x HD projector
HEALTH AND SAFETY
- Heat resistant heavy duty industrial grade cable ties
- Flame retardent fabric