Thursday, 18 March 2010


I've recently been working on making some unusual puppets. Kind of more like kinetic sculptures really. They have simple faces and novel, hand-built mechanisms giving them strange, fluid movements. The puppet above has a head mounted on a spring, and wires attached. These lead to plastic rings which you put around your fingers. Pulling these tilts and turns the head in a very creepy, lifelike manner. It's great fun experimenting with this kind of puppetry.

I've also been very busy making dragons, to sell in a local shop. It's a shell shop, buy the sea, and sells unusual shells and jewellry. I have a display in the window, with little dragons coming out of shells.