News for May 18, 2007

Little Ape Lures British Artist

5/18/07, 1:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Well that's what Concept Artist Robert Baldwin would have you believe. That and living three minutes away from the beach had Rob come to Weta Workshop. Although Robert had spent most of his creative career creating commercial sculptures, props and painting scenes for videos and public spaces in the UK, it was the appeal of living five minutes away from the beach that convinced him to make the move to New Zealand three years ago. That, and getting his hands dirty with a little ape named King Kong. Within a few weeks of sending in his portfolio to Weta Workshop, Robert was on a plane to Wellington to help sculpt the design maquettes for King Kong. [More]