Elephant In The Backyard

This big bot, named Opal, was made with the goal of turning an old oil drum into something a little more playful. After considering a few different animal options, an elephant was chosen. The oil drum was cut into three sections to give Opal’s body the ability to sit. The space in between is covered with fabric. To give Opal a colorful contrast between rusty metal and new smooth fabric. Opal’s head is made from an old wheel barrel. The ears are movable, in the wind, with their fabric and copper pipe constitution. Opal stands at 12ft tall in the garden.