It was 30 feet wide and took 75 pounds of flour. I would love to know if there's a Luther's Seal larger than this. If so, I'd like to know if it was made in an afternoon... On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, Joseph Steinbach and I worked behind Shoreland Lutheran High School during Luther Days to create this tribute to the festival's namesake.
Breaking the Guinness World Record for largest papier mache sculpture was our intention for this project. However, it became obvious by lunchtime that we didn't have enough help or time to accomplish this. While we DID exceed the current record in width, the record would have required us to exceed 8 feet in height. See how I planned to gain elevation in my previous post. We decided to make the best of things and scale back our ambitions.
One of the highlights of the day was having Martin Luther himself come by and voice his approval of the project. Celebrity endorsement! Thanks to the volunteers who helped us on this beautiful sunny day!