Perry Scenic Creative was approached by electronic dance duo, Knife Party to create a 3D sculpture of a 40ft crow for their Halloween Brixton Academy gig in 2015.

The metallic crow with blades for wings and glowing red and green eyes formed the centre piece for the sell out show with the duo performing on the back of the crow for the entire performance.

Watch the short video below to see how we went about creating this enormous 3D sculpture…

The process:

- Perry Scenic Creative's Jacqui Pyle, Scenic Artist, created an initial sketch of the crow

- A clay maquette of the head and small versions of the wings were created from the drawings

- The Perry Scenic Creative team cut the crow out from polystyrene

- The polystyrene was stacked up and wired together to create the 3D sculpture

- Jacqui added detail to the hard coated polystyrene crow including rivets and the scenic metal finish

- The layering of different grey tones was added creating the illusion of a metal finish

- A colour change LED was added into the eye socket.

- The finished crow was mounted on a platform provided by LS Live on which Knife Party performed.