Laura Palmer Wall Decoration
"She's dead. Wrapped in plastic."
It's got to be one of my favourite movie lines of all time. Mainly because of the way it's delivered.
While I am steering away from miscellaneous Twin Peaks references and imagery and focusing on the Black Lodge elements, I knew from the start I probably should include Laura Palmer's death in some way. It's a major part of the overall plot of the series, but it also is integral to the Black Lodge storyline.
When I realized I had one big blank spot left on a wall in the living room. I decided to come up with something that represented - directly - the death of Laura Palmer.
I'd toyed earlier with wrapping up my mannequin torso in plastic, putting a blonde wig on her and having an actual wrapped up corpse in the room but it didn't go with the overall feel of the decorations and symbolism I've been using.
I thought it would look kinda...blatant, crude and clumsy against the other decorations.
Instead, I came up with my...I don't know what to call it...Laura Palmer wreath? It's about 2 feet around.
It turned out nicer than I thought it would.
So, how did I make it?
I printed out an image of Laura and taped it to a piece of black poster board. I cut strips of plastic window insulation, loosely rolled them, and stuck them down with hot glue, circling the picture.
May I mention here that if you do something similar, wear gloves. The hot glue (not craft glue guns, but proper hot glue gun) melts the plastic in places. Makes for a good effect, but also raises painful blisters should you get it on your fingers (which I did).
Once I was happy with my vortex of plastic, I cut away the extra paper backing.
If I'd had more time and money, I think it would have looked cool in really large scale with a trailing plastic design to one side or both sides.
One day perhaps.