This portrait of Justin Dart is just one of several we used to accurately sculpt his face.
The beginning sketches for the puppet.
We started with a featureless head we were going to cover in clay.
And two featureless hands.
The building began at Roberto Clemente Recreation Center in the early weeks of 2010.
Sculptor Carl Goines gets help from some local youths as clay is applied to the head and sculpted to look like Justin.
After paper-mâché is applied, the insides of the molds are removed so that objects like the puppet's hands can be light and easily manipulated by puppeteers.
Additional paper-mâché can be used to reinforce the puppet's hands.
Details need to be pronounced so they can show through once the clay head is covered in the paper-mâché.
Different colors of paper are used to ensure a uniform thickness for the entire head.
The finished paper-mâché head is cut down the side to remove the clay within, and is then put back together on a frame.
The lightweight head is given wooden supports inside to make sure that it is not too heavy, but also more resistant to damage.
A plan to create a wheelchair that may be as tall as seven feet.