For the last sequence in the film, a desert setting will have a feeling of a humble sacred temple.
The bed sheet coated with three layers of real sand has now been hand tinted a vivid orange yellow. The color was at first custom mixed from three yellows and golds by Jacquard's natural fabric dye. But the sand and matte medium coating wasn't able to absorb the color as I'd hoped, so I mixed the color I wanted from Nova Color's insanely wonderful Indian Yellow #106 diluted with water to soak in. I also dunk-dyed huge amounts of paper from the clothing factory in the same dye bath to use as far away distant hill shapes when dry. Mid-range dunes will be simple curves from tinted 1/8" foam shaped with more paper underneath them to shape.
The entire desert will glint with gold particles from leaf and superfine gold dust applied in the sun.
Sculpture on the Serpent puppet continues....