Moment 30ft eco PUPPET walks the streets of Dumfries
This is the moment a 30ft tall eco-friendly puppet walked the streets of Dumfries.
STORM was part of the Dumfries and Galloway Art Festival’s response to COP26.
Thousands of people gathered in the city to watch the show and followed the procession through the city.
The puppet was created for the opening of Celtic Connections 2020 by Edinburgh visual theater company Vision Mechanics.
STORM is a legend that comes to life, emerges from the sea, and comes to Scotland to tell us that the oceans are in crisis.
The Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival was responsible for bringing STORM’s brother, The Big Man Walking to Dumfries 11 years ago.
A spokesperson for the organizers said: “They have hosted this event as part of their year-round Arts Live program which will showcase the best of what Dumfries & Galloway has to offer.
Aided by ten puppeteers, STORM – Scotland’s largest puppet – travels the Scottish coasts to urge to care for and protect our oceans and environment while admiring the natural beauty of its homeland.
Made from fully recycled and natural resources, STORM stands ten meters tall and weighs around 500 kilos.
Her eyes are the color of oyster shells, her hair thick locks of kelp, her voice the chorus of waves.
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She is accompanied wherever she travels by a beautiful soundscape created by Scottish folk singer pioneer Mairi Campbell.
Lou Davies, General Manager of the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival, said: “We were delighted to be able to bring STORM to Dumfries.
“After the success of Big Man Walking 11 years ago, an event that is still talked about to this day, we were hoping it would bring people back to town and that’s what he did.”
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