Haunted Happenings at Forest Park

mansion display

High atop a hill, a gothic mansion overlooks a plantation style mansion and the bleak, dreary surrounding land.  Ghosts rise from the crypts and float around the barren trees, longing for the days when they occupied in the houses as living beings. 

This isn’t the plotline of a gothic novel, but the scenario for Forest Park’s holiday display.  Paper models (yes, me and those paper models, again!) of two mansions are the center of the spooky scene, which will be in our display case through the beginning of November. 

Animator/illustrator Ray Keim designed the models in tribute to the Haunted Mansion rides at Disney World and Disneyland.  The models took a little over a week to build (they probably take a lot less time to build: We had to stop frequently to assist our patrons), and the landscape another two. 

See more photos of the display on our flickr.com page.  And of course, stop by the Branch to see the full display!  

Visit Ray’s Haunted Dimensions site.  You can download the model patterns to build yourself, and see other neat works by Ray, like haunted 3D illustrations, his diary of creating the paper models and other projects. 


Published in: on October 16, 2007 at 8:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

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