(Remember Beaconsfield? Two miners survived and were rescued after being trapped following a mine collapse in a gold mine several years ago. Sadly, a third miner lost his life in the accident, which made world headlines).
Unfortunately, even though the poses of the mannequins had been changed to suit their new role, they still looked like store dummies, or worse still, life-sized versions of Ken and Barbie!
My brief was to paint the faces and hands (the bits that are going to show in the display) so that they looked more real and to make them look more like miners and less like effete metrosexuals.
Here are some before-and-after pictures.
It was a fun project.
Oh yes - one of them is a woman - she's apparently an underground surveyor holding her own in a man's world.