As a designer in theatre, I enjoy the element of play, and believe a performance should be just as interactive for the audience as it is for the performers. In my work I like to look at space, how it changes in a performance, how it effects a performance and try to incorporate it into the narrative as much as possible.
I am a hardcore puppetry and mask enthusiast. I have worked for theatre companies such as 'Pointed Arrow' and 'Hope Street Limited', as well as TV 'BBC Horizon' and most recently Music Videos. I like to experiment with different styles of puppetry, also fusing styles together. Most of my work is made from recycled materials as I think it gives a fantastic old haggard dimension to the work.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Take a look for yourself!
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Saturday, 17 September 2011
I am still looking at how I can make a good puppet from toilet roll tubes. Here are the feet which I have been playing with, changing, getting annoyed by tonight. The one on the far right is the last one I have done, and I think the most successful.
Whether this whole puppet will fit together is another story!
We are doing a project around emotions and using this as a very good and effective way of the youjng people understanding how to read an emotion simply by body language.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
I have been doing lots of research for my Youth Arts Worker job and have felt very inspired to try and create new and interesting ways of making puppets. This is my first attempt to make a puppet from a slightly unconventional material.
After Looking at artwork by Junior Fritz Jacquet! I decided I would try to have a go myself. Above are my various bad attempts at this toilet roll faces. I have now decided to try and take this idea one step further and create an entire puppet from toilet roll tubes. So far my attempts have seemed to be quite successful. I have managed to make a basic puppet from toilet roll tubes simply by twisting the tubes and sewing them together (below), but now I am actually attempting to carve these little people hands, feet and bodies. Watch this space for a finalised toilet roll puppet!
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Here are a few images of my research for the masks and puppet faces of the characters.
Saturday, 19 February 2011
I have also added a 'Gallery' which includes a lot of my work up to now. I will be adding more this week.