Gao wasted no time in meeting our resident sculptors, talking about his background, and telling the story of how he landed a position working for Richard Taylor
Gao spoke of the various projects he has worked on and how much he enjoys the privilege of representing Weta. “It’s wonderful seeing a master sculptor with so much responsibility take pride and ownership in his role while staying excited and humble,” said Erin Ulrey, sculptor at Animax.
It wasn’t long before a free sculpting session began among the Animax team and Gao.
While free sculpting, Gao asked Ulrey what she was going to name her creation, a Kaiju Fetus looking creature made out of water clay. “Asking that question tells me that he sees the life that is brought into every sculpture. It was an honor to sculpt with him,” said Ulrey.
The Animax Team introduced Gao to Monster Clay for the first time which he immediately used to make an ogre face on a texture slab.