Puff the Magic Dragon - made from wooden spools

aaron a amyx

Delta, United States

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In 1986 I was invited down to Delta, Utah and shortly I would be invited to build a wasteland and desert masterpiece made of wooden spools and wooden palettes. That I had earlier collected from a Power plant as it was being built 6mi north of the lot in where I placed the wooden collection. But I hadn’t any clue I would build a dragon sculpture out of them until 1995.

Every jet and plane that flew over as I lifted each spool weighing from 150 Lbs to 900 Lbs to placing and stacking on each other would fly in lower and closer to see if what they were seeing was actually happening.

Even automobiles traveling to & from the Plant would be driving by and horns would blaze in sound, while others would stop once in a while to talk and take pictures.

When completed, the size would measure: 8’ wide x 80’ long x 25’ tall.

However the dragon had to be rebuilt five times throughout 15 years due to strong winds and it being unstable until I used a better fabrication to re-enforce its strength.

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