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Documentation of Waldo’s Construction

Where’s Waldo In San Francisco?

California crew build their version of Waldo.
A California crew build their version of Waldo.

Brian Gerke and friends  in San Francisco have constructed their version of Waldo based off the plans on my Do it Yourself page! Brian is very smart because he is taking Waldo to Burning Man where Google Earth does fly-bys every year during the festival! Its fun to see other gigantic Waldos going up! Email me ( if you have photos of your gigantic Waldos for me to post!


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Aerial Shot of Waldo

This is a helicopter shot (taken last week) of Waldo as he will appear on Google Earth. Click the image to see it in detail. Special thanks to Rock for the aerial photograph.


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Photos from The Great Sand Heist

In order to weigh Waldo down we made our own sandbags at the beach one rainy Vancouver night! It was quite the adventure! We made them small and black as to fit along Waldo’s black lines. This way he wont blow away in the wind. Don’t worry, we are just borrowing the sand!sandbagging.jpg trunkofsand.jpg meintrunk.jpg unloadingsand.jpg

Photos by Nancy Strider.

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Waldo is Up!

 As of Friday, Waldo is up on a rooftop somewhere in Vancouver! He is patiently awaiting a Google fly by.  I have a lot more photos to post here, but until then, here is a sneak peak of us constructing Waldo on the roof.


Me (Melanie) laying out the sheets of painted vinyl.

Ryan cutting Waldos outline.
Nancy and I taking a break before grommeting him together (Notice the Waldo grid we were using as a map, at the bottom of this image)
Photos by Emiliano Sepulveda 


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Construction Day 2 – Final Painting Day!

I cant believe it but all the painting is done! All that needs to be done now is making  the sand bags and installing him on the roof! I am hoping he will go up on the 21st of this month. Also, Nancy has been documenting the production for a you tube short about my project!everyonelaugh.jpg  mesmile.jpg

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Construction Day 1

Many Thanks to my crew who came to my studio to help me paint, last Sunday March 2. Contributing Artists Included:Ryan Dyck, Nancy Strider, Jay Martiniuk, Andrew Frose, Sandy Yee, Jordie Yow, Lisa Elgert, Keith Catton, Nicole Obidowski, Alison Benjamin, Amanda Thomson and Becky Ferguson.Ryan Drawing Out The Grid Jay Drawing From An Image Grid The Crew Painting Away Painting His Hand / Cane The Grid  End of Day 1Photography by Nancy Strider and Nicole Obidowski 


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