The Geometry Of Aladdin

Aladdin, Designed by Cory Sincennes. Photo credit: Cory Sincennes

Aladdin, Designed by Cory Sincennes. Photo credit: Cory Sincennes

It seems that in the part of world where I am scenic drop painting isn’t something that happens very often. Not sure if it’s the cost, modern printing can be so affordable these days, or it’s not “trendy”, heck maybe it’s just plain hard to find people that do it anymore! Whatever the case, when Alberta Opera decided to do Aladdin for their touring production this year AND it was going to be mostly made of scenic drops I jumped at the chance when I was asked if I was available to work on it.

It was a lot of fun and I think it turned out pretty nice. The real hard part came in making the geometric shapes line up with varying pieces of fabric that all overlapped to hide the structure holding it up. Many graph paper drawings later and some stencil making yielded me some great results.

As always I like posting progress shots. Some of the shots are from my iPhone and others are form my camera I brought in a few days later. Boy what a difference in picture colour!

In addition to all the drop work, there was also a request for a floor to painted as well. Normally this company does not do a painted floor but this time around they were looking to do something a little different. So more geometry, graph paper and stencils later… 🙂