For the first 3 months of 2020 I was freelancing in scenic painting and costume work for film; I did a really cool project for GNW creating anamorphic illusion paintings for the floor of a mall in Richmond, BC. It was quite a challenge, I gained a major appreciation for the artists who do this work on the street, without a projector. I was very proud of this work, but I doubt many people saw it since the pandemic was getting serious when it was installed in March 2020.
And then I got an exciting gig, re-painting life-size animatronic dinosaurs for a company called Dinosaurs Unlimited, which was owned by a company called EMG, Experimental Media Group. I was going to learn how to spray-paint with silicone AND I would be sent to Minnesota to repaint a collection of Dino's there. I started working with them in mid-March and after 2 weeks, the pandemic really truly began to take hold and... I decided to take my leave. Just in time, I have to say: soon afterwards the company went bankrupt. The dinosaurs were sold off in a public auction which made provincial news, and now they pop up in funny places around Vancouver or on social media.
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Amira Emma Routledge,