Shanti is a stunning Garuda Bird who was created for night time parades, but is equally spectacular for day time events.
Two cyclists are mounted within the body, several feet above the ground - puppeteering this amazing creation. An innovative mechanical system creates a beautiful wing movement, which mesmerises audiences, as her wings gently flap above their heads.
Dimensions: Length –5000mm, Width (wings folded) –2200mm, Wing span (wings extended)- 5500mm, Height with Pilot –4200mm.
Shanti was commissioned by the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation (IHWO) Northampton for Diwali in 2016 and was funded by Northampton Community Foundation