Papier-mâché Takes Flight at Manifest

Published on May 13, 2014

Friday is almost here so before you know it, the semester will be over and it will be time to celebrate a new class of graduates with a Manifest that’s bigger than ever.

To show off this year’s Master’s of Flight theme, alum Erin Cramer and members of Columbia’s Urban Music Association built a 12-foot paper airplane. That’s right: a 12-foot airplane! 

When Cramer isn’t working at Shop Columbia, she’s hard at work making paper sculptures.

“I have had the great pleasure of working along side of several members of the student group C.U.M.A. who have assisted me in every step of creating the giant plane,” says Cramer. 

The giant airplane construction took eight days to complete with the team working for two to five hours each day.

C.U.M.A. has created a “flight schedule” for the plane to create street performances all over campus during Manifest. "Flying" means it will be carried by six to eight different students between each performance.

 “I would like to thank C.U.M.A, the awesome staff of the Work Room where we did all of our construction, and the good folks of Manifest for including me in this year's festivities,” adds Cramer. “I can't wait to see it fly!”