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.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Friday, 9 November 2012
I'm very excited about it.
My initial idea was to have a Lotte Reiniger style animation video, but after coming up with interesting drawings and colours, I have decided for it to look more like her later work with colour.
Here's a sneaky peek at the storyboard and my drawings so far.
As with all of my work being made from recycled and found objects, I thought it would be really good to have the 'world' made from cardboard. This also creates a simple solution to recording the film as the parts can be used over again in different orders.
Here are a few ideas of how the strangers will look. Their eyes are made from camer lenses, similar to that from the film '9'.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
I am looking for all sorts of roles:
general enthusiasts etc
This will be based in Manchester so as long as you are able to get to and from here with relative ease, send me your E-mail and I will send you more information.
Friday, 26 October 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Even though I was in Devon taking part in Forkbeard Fantasy's Awesome Cool Summer School (absolutely recommend it to anyone who is thinking about going), Rebecca turned up in Halifax and looked after my precious puppets throughout the festival.
Here are some of the great images she has taken of my work and the space.
I had great feedback from this exhibition and it was great to be involved with other great artists work.
Hopefully soon I will be able to get some of my new work into some exhibitions for everyone to see!